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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet and Tragedy of King Lear.

Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet. London: J. M. Dent, 1928. Bra. PR 2807 A1 1895 [1925]Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet

Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear. London: J. M. Dent, 1924. Bra. PR 2819 A1 1924 Shakespeare's Tragedy of King Lear


This 1925 Temple edition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet has a cover that combines some of the prime functions of the book jacket. It forms a protective wrapper over the maroon cover (note Shakespeare's coat of arms in gilt), and while it does not contain information specifically on the book, it does carry advertisement information on other books in the series.

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