Harvard Classics selections from 1910 in blue. Included in this 8-volume set are Epics and Sagas, Works of Franklin and Works of Darwin, among others. These books measure 11.75" across and are 8" tall. Books are the exact books as pictured and are blue edge-to-edge for vertical and horizontal display.
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. These Harvard Classics would make an elegant addition to bookshelf decor and staging.