HARVARD CLASSICS, 1909 to 1910, 52 Volume Set, 1ST EDITION. These are in excellent condition. They were well cared for by family before me, and for the last 20 years, while in my possession, they have been stored, boxed and shrink-wrapped, in a dry, smoke free environment. The following description is from Wikipedia.
Harvard Universal Classics , originally known as. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf , is a 51-volume anthology. Of classic works from world literature compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909.
Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education. Could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day.Reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. Originally he had said a three-foot shelf. Saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the. Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be included and Neilson selected the specific editions and wrote introductory notes. Each volume had 400450 pages, and the included texts are so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies. BACON, MILTON'S PROSE, THOS. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH. DON QUIXOTE, PART 1, CERVANTES.
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSEN. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC.ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES.
CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD. PREFACES AND PROLOGUES TO FAMOUS BOOKS. ENGLISH POETRY 1: CHAUCER TO GRAY. ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD.ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL. INTRODUCTION, READER'S GUIDE, INDEXES. 50: Charles Eliot's Selections from the Five-Foot Shelf of Books: For Boys and Girls from Twelve to Eighteen Years of Age. The item "HARVARD CLASSICS, 1909 to 1910, 52 Volume Set, 1ST EDITION, Excellent Condition" is in sale since Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "sunnydayinvenice" and is located in Sylmar, California. This item can be shipped to United States.