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1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage

1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5

Regular price $64

What a unique bookshelf decoration!! This is a set of 5 volumes from the 1917 Edition of the famous Harvard Classics, Shelf of Fiction, which is a black flexible hardcover and pairs so well in all styles of decor.

Included in the set:

Volume 11 Henry James
Volume 12 Victor Hugo
Volume 13 Balzac, de Maupassant, Daudet
Volume 14 Goethe
Volume 15 Goethe, Keller, Storm, Fontane

In 1909, the President of Harvard University, Dr. Eliot, made claims that one could get a quality education by reading from a 5-foot shelf of classics for 15 minutes a day. Collier & Son challenged Dr. Eliot to create such a collection, the first collection of which was published in 1909. This is the 1917 printing of that collection. New York: Collier & Son, 1917.

The set is 7" across and is 8.25" tall.

As these books are over 100 years old please expect that they show a small bit of age-related wear.
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage
1917 Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Book Set, S/5 - Decades of Vintage