Tan Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books Decorative Book Set, S/10
A 10 volume collection from The Harvard Classics in the very unusual tan with black banding color published in 1937.
New York: Collier & Son, 1937.
The set measures 17" across and is 8.25" tall.
Some age-related wear and marks cover, spines, and corners of 1937 antique books as can be seen in the pictures.
Volume 7) Confessions of St. Augustine. Imitation of Christ
Volume 9) Letters and Treatises of Cicero and Pliny
Volume 10) Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith
Volume 13) Aeneid Virgil
Volume 14) Don Quixote Part 1: Cervantes
Volume 15) Pilgrim's Progress. Donne and Herbert. Bunyan, Walton
Volume 23) Two Years Before the Mast. Dana
Volume 25) Autobiography Etc. Essays and Addresses: J.S. Mill, T. Carlyle
Volume 26) Continental Drama
Volume 38) Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
Volume 44) Sacred Writings 1
Volume 48) Thoughts and Minor Works: Pascal
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.