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FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE EDITION
WORKS OF DANIEL DE FOE,
EDITED BY WILLIAM haziitt.
Me CHALMERS justly remarks that “it is one of ,, with much that is precious in wisdom, impressive the chief reproaches of our press, that no uniformin eloquence, and striking in truth. collected edition of the works of this eminently The present edition will contain the w#ole of national writer has ever appeared." At present | De Foe's works, printed in the size and form of the possession of anything like a collection of the present prospectus, and published in monthly De Foe's writings amounts to an enviable mono- | parts, each containing 80 pages, at 18. The poly, the result of infinite expense and infinite entire publication will form four handsome voresearch ; and thus it is that productions which | lumes. The series at present publishing con. ought to be in the hands of every reader, high or currently are the series of Novels and Fictitious low, are encased, as rare jewels, within the Narratives, and the series of Political and Polelibrary doors of a few wealthy literati. Themical Works. A third series will shortly be present edition will furnish the world with an commenced, embodying the other works, and entire collection of these works, at a price which thus the completion of this extensive and imwill render them accessible to the humblest portant undertaking will be effected at a comclasses, and in a form which will not disgrace | paratively early period. The Life of De Foe, the book-case of the highest.
by the Editor, is in preparation, and will speedily De Poe was a giant in literature : there is no appear. Each work is printed from the best English author who has written so variously, and fullest edition : in most cases from the first. and few who have written so well. It is difficult | All the notes, &c. to the pieces in Sir Walter to imagine a subject which has not been illus- Scott's edition are retained, and similar illustratrated by his graceful and powerful pen. There | tions are supplied for the other works. Seven is no class of readers to whom he does not suc- | parts have already appeared, containing “Moll cessfully address himself. Of the works now for Flanders,' Colonel Jack,' the Memoirs of a the first time collected, his political treatises, in Cavalier," • Roxana,' and six of the author's particular, on which he employed the very best political tracts, reprinted verbatim from the of his days and his talents, constitute a mine original editions, with historical notes. which none can explore without being enriched