Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf Of Books, S/9
A 9 volume decorative collection from various editions of The Harvard Classics. Included are 2 volumes from the iconic black 1909/1910 edition, 4 volumes from the very unusual tan with black banding color published in 1937, and 3 volumes from the 1938 red Registered Edition.
New York: Collier & Son, 1909-1938
The set measures 12" across and is 8.25" tall.
Some age-related wear and marks cover, spines, and corners as can be seen in the pictures.
Volume 1) Franklin, Woolman, Penn
Volume 6) Poems and Songs: Burns
Volume 22) The Odyssey: Homer
Volume 28) Essays. English and American
Volume 39) Famous Prefaces
Volume 44) Sacred Writings 1
Volume 47) Elizabethan Drama 2
Volume 48) Thoughts and Minor Works: Pascal
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.
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