Harvard Classics for Rustic Mantel Decor , S/4
Perfect for your mantel decor is a decorative book set of Harvard Classics in a muted green shade published in New York by P.F. Collier in 1917. These books measure 7.75" across and are 8" tall. Books are the exact books as pictured and are cloth bound edge-to-edge for vertical and horizontal display.
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. These Harvard Classics would make a fabulous addition to any farmhouse and rustic decor.