Antique Lot of Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books, , S/10
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 cover, spines, and corners of 1910 antique books as can be seen in the pictures. Previous owner's bookplate in a few volumes.
15)Pilgrim's Progress. Donne and Herbert. Bunyan, Walton
16) The Thousand and One Nights
17) Folk-Lore and Fable. Aesop, Grimm, Andersen
18) Modern English Drama
19) Faust, Egmont Etc. Doctor Faustus, Goethe, Marlowe
20) The Divine Comedy: Dante
21) I Promessi Sposi, Manzoni
23) Two Years Before the Mast. Dana
24) On the Sublime French Revolution Etc. Burke
25) Autobiography Etc. Essays and Addresses: J.S. Mill, T. Carlyle
In 1909, the President of Harvard University, Dr. Eliot made claims that one could get a quality education by reading from 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.