Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books, Academia Book Set, 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" across and is 8" tall.
Volume 29) Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin
Volume 30) Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb,
Volume 31) Autobiography: Benvenuto, Cellini
Volume 32) Literary and Philosophical Essays: Montaigne, Sainte Beuve, Renan
Volume 33) Voyages and Travels
Volume 35) Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed
Volume 36) Machiavelli, More, Luther
Volume 38) Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
Volume 39) Famous Prefaces
Volume 41) English Poetry 2: Collins to Fitzgerald
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.