Black Antique Harvard Classics Book Set, S/7
A 7-volume collection from The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction in the early black color published in 1917! New York: Collier & Son, 1917.
The set measures 10.75" across and is 8" tall with gold page tops, embossed shield on front cover, and gold embellishments and lettering on spine.
Volume 1 HENRY FIELDING 1
Volume 2 HENRY FIELDING 2
Volume 3 LAURENCE STERN, JANE AUSTEN
Volume 6 WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Volume 7 CHARLES DICKENS 1
Volume 8 CHARLES DICKENS 2
Volume 19 IVAN TURGENEV
As these books are over 100 years old please expect that they show a small bit of age-related wear.
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.