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Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage

Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12

Regular price $130

A selection of 12 volumes from the First Edition collection from The Harvard Classics in the very rare early green color, published in 1909/1910. 

New York: Collier & Son, 1909/10. 

The set measures 18" across and is 8.25" tall.

A small amount of age-related cover wear to antique books over 100 years old!

Included are: 

7) Confessions of St. Augustine. Imitation of Christ 
11) Origin of Species: Darwin 
21) I Promessi Sposi, Manzoni 
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
30) Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb
31) Autobiography: Benvenuto, Cellini 
38) Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
39) Famous Prefaces 
48) Thoughts and Minor Works: Pascal 
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.

Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage
Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books, Green Decorative Book Set 1909, S/12 - Decades of Vintage