Set of 6 Black Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books, S/6
A 6 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 7.75" across and is 8" tall.
The photo prop is not included.
Volume 1) Franklin, Woolman, Penn
Volume 2) Plato, Epictetus, Marcus, Aurelius
Volume 3) Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
Volume 4) Complete Poems in English: Milton
Volume 5) Essays and English Traits: Emerson
Volume 20) The Divine Comedy: Dante
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.