Brown Harvard Classics, Five-Foot Shelf Of Books Set, S/8
An 8 volume collection from The Harvard Classics in the early reddish brown color published in 1909/1910.
New York: Collier & Son, 1909/10.
The set measures 10.75" across and is 8" tall.
Some age-related wear cover, spines, and corners of 1910 antique books as can be seen in the pictures. The photo props are not included.
Volume 3) Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
Volume 8) Nine Greek Dramas
Volume 19) Faust, Egmont Etc. Doctor Faustus, Goethe, Marlowe
Volume 32) Literary and Philosophical Essays: Montaigne, Sainte Beuve, Renan
Volume 43) American Historical Documents
Volume 44) Sacred Writings 1
Volume 45) Sacred Writings 2
Volume 49) Epic and Saga .
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.