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Format of the Publication

One Thousand Sets Only will be printed direct trom type; each set will be numbered and signed as issued.

The work will be printed in the beautiful Caslon type, on Dickinson’s deckle-edged paper. No pains will be spared to make the set a handsome one and in every way in keeping with its great historical importance. Many peculiarities of type have been specially cut.

In fifty-five volumes. The work shall be completed in fifty-five volumes, 8vo, averaging 325 pages per volume. We have carefully gone over all available material, and we guarantee that the work shall not extend beyond fifty-five volumes.

Issued one volume per month. The first volume will be published early in January, 1903, and thereafter a volume will be published every month until completion. We hope to be able to issue the volumes at closer intervals after the first six months, but should we do so, it will be optional with each subscriber whether he takes them as published or continues at a volume per month.

Binding. The set will be strongly and neatly bound in the best imported cloth, uncut, top edges gilt.

Price. Subscriptions are entered only for the complete set, payable as delivered. The price is $4.00 net per volume, delivered, but this price does not include duty in the few foreign countries in which duty is charged.

The illustrations for this series will be chosen with direct reference to their historical importance, and will consist of portraits, views, Illustrations of historical importance, from Spanish originals, manuscripts, etc.maps and plans, facsimiles of writing, etc. Some of the portraits and views will be photographic reproductions from original paintings existing in libraries, archives, and convents in Spain, some of these works of art being of great value. Maps and plans will be reproduced not only from books, but from manuscripts in various archives and libraries at home and abroad. A thoroughly up-to-date map of the archipelago, made in the best manner, will accompany the first volume; this feature will be welcomed by Modern maps, old maps, plans of cities, convents, views,architecture, etc.all classes of readers. The old maps to be published will show the islands at various periods of their history. The plans will show how the cities were first laid out, and where the principal buildings were located. Views of churches, convents, etc., will be of interest as showing the early styles of architecture in the Philippines. Throughout, all illustrations will be chosen with direct reference to enriching and illuminating the text.