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Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage

Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51

Regular price $475

The Complete First Edition collection from The Harvard Classics in the very rare early green color, published in 1909/1910. 

Includes 50 numbered volumes plus an un-numbered volume of lectures and a reading guide.  There is a small bit of  age-related top and bottom of spine wear to antique books as can be seen in the pictures

New York: Collier & Son, 1909/10. 

The set measures 73.25" across and is 8.25" tall.

Included are:

 1) Franklin, Woolman, Penn
2) Plato, Epictetus, Marcus, Aurelius
3) Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
4) Complete Poems in English: Milton
5) Essays and English Traits: Emerson
6) Poems and Songs: Burns
7) Confessions of St. Augustine. Imitation of Christ 
8) Nine Greek Dramas 
9) Letters and Treatises of Cicero and Pliny 
10) Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith 
11) Origin of Species: Darwin 
12) Plutarch's Lives 
13) Aeneid Virgil 
14) Don Quixote Part 1: Cervantes 
15)Pilgrim's Progress. Donne and Herbert. Bunyan, Walton 
16) The Thousand and One Nights 
17) Folk-Lore and Fable. Aesop, Grimm, Andersen 
18) Modern English Drama 
19) Faust, Egmont Etc. Doctor Faustus, Goethe, Marlowe 
20) The Divine Comedy: Dante 
21) I Promessi Sposi, Manzoni 
22) The Odyssey: Homer 
23) Two Years Before the Mast. Dana 
24) On the Sublime French Revolution Etc. Burke
25) Autobiography Etc. Essays and Addresses: J.S. Mill, T. Carlyle
26) Continental Drama
27) English Essays: Sidney to Macaulay
28) Essays. English and American 
29) Voyage of the Beagle: Darwin 
30) Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb
31) Autobiography: Benvenuto, Cellini 
32) Literary and Philosophical Essays: Montaigne, Sainte Beuve, Renan 
33) Voyages and Travels 
34) Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes 
35) Chronicle and Romance: Froissart, Malory, Holinshed 
36) Machiavelli, More, Luther 
37) Locke, Berkeley, Hume 
38) Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
39) Famous Prefaces 
40) English Poetry 1: Chaucer to Gray 
41) English Poetry 2: Collins to Fitzgerald 
42) English Poetry 3: Tennyson to Whitman 
43) American Historical Documents 
44) Sacred Writings 1 
45) Sacred Writings 2 
46) Elizabethan Drama 1 
47) Elizabethan Drama 2 
48) Thoughts and Minor Works: Pascal 
49) Epic and Saga 
50) Introduction, Readers Guide, Indexes 
No Number) Lectures 

 

 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.

Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage
Complete Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Antique Green Decorative Books, S/51 - Decades of Vintage