Selections from the 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.
27) English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay
28) Essays. English and American
29) Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin
30) Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb
31) Autobiography: Benvenuto, Cellini
32) Literary and Philosophical Essays: Montaigne, Sainte Beuve, Renan
33) Voyages and Travels
34) Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes
35) Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed
37) Locke, Berkeley, Hume
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.
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