Vintage The Harvard Classics, Deluxe Edition, S/5
Five selections from the decorative classic literature series, The Harvard Classics. The set is 6.5" across, 8.5" tall, and 5.75" front to back.
This is the 1969 re-issue of the Deluxe Edition/Registered Edition of the Harvard Classics. They are VERY dark green with gold lettering and embellishments. On a shelf, they appear black but in the light, they are dark dark green. Included are works of Aesop, Grimm & Anderen, Chaucer to Gray, Bunyan, Izzak, & Walton, Thackeray, Newman, Ruskin, & Huxley, and Thoreau.
Photo props are not included.
If you are not familiar with the Harvard Classics in 1909, the President of Harvard University, Dr. Eliot, made claims that one could get a quality education simply by reading from a 5-foot shelf of classics for 15 minutes a day. Collier & Son challenged Dr. Eliot to create such a collection of classic literature, the first collection of which was published in 1909. This is the 1969 reissue of that collection.