First Edition with the Reading Guide. ALL 52 VOLUMES ARE PRESENT.
Including the rare Lectures volume. And The Rare Reading Guide.This is the highly desirable reddish orange bindings. This is one of the least common bindings. These bindings are much stronger than the limp dark green/black bindings. 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. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result. This set is approaching 100 years old.This set has been in archival storage for over 15 years. The pictures are 15 years old.
This set requires re-verification of the condition. More detail will be added later.
The bindings have visible dirt, and general signs of usage wear from use. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first 10 volumes of The Harvard Classics.
Eliot's Five Foot Shelf. The Harvard Universal Classics , originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf , is a 51-volume anthology. Of classic works from world literature compiled and edited by Harvard University. 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.
Saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, and the Harvard Classics was the result. Eliot worked for one year with William A. 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.
The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's. And elsewhere, with great success. 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.
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