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Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage

Antique Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10

Regular price $110

 

A 10 volume collection from The Harvard Classics in the early black color published in 1909/1910. 

New York: Collier & Son, 1909/10. 

The set measures 13.75" across, 7.75" tall, and is 5.5" front to back.

Some age-related wear covers, spines, and corners of 1910 antique books as can be seen in the pictures.  Previous owner's bookplate in a few volumes.

Included are:

 1) Franklin, Woolman, Penn  
 3) Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
 4) Complete Poems in English: Milton
 6) Poems and Songs: Burns  
 7) Confessions of St. Augustine. Imitation of Christ
 8) Nine Greek Dramas   
10) Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith   
11) Origin of Species: Darwin 
13) Aeneid Virgil 
14) Don Quixote Part 1: Cervantes

  In 1909, the President of Harvard University, Dr. Eliot made claims that one could get a quality education by reading from a three-feet-shelf of classics for 15 minutes a day, later changing it to five feet. Collier & Son challenged Dr. Eliot to create such a collection, the first collection of which was published in 1909.

Ships from a smoke-free, pet-free environment.


Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage
Antique  Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books for Home Decor, S/10 - Decades of Vintage