Black Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books Decorative Collection, S/10
A 10 volume collection from The Harvard Classics in the early black and gold color published in 1909/1910.
New York: Collier & Son, 1909/10.
The set measures 13.5" across and is 8" tall.
Volume 40) English Poetry 1: Chaucer to Gray
Volume 41) English Poetry 2: Collins to Fitzgerald
Volume 42) English Poetry 3: Tennyson to Whitman
Volume 43) American Historical Documents
Volume 46) Elizabethan Drama 1
Volume 47) Elizabethan Drama 2
Volume 48) Thoughts and Minor Works: Pascal
Volume 49) Epic and Saga
Volume 50) Introduction,
Lectures and Readers Guide Indexes
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.
As these books are over 100 years old please expect that they show a small bit of age-related wear.