Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot , that was first published in Eliot, then President of Harvard University, 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. The publisher P. Collier and Son saw an opportunity, and challenged him to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works; the Harvard Classics was the result.
Eliot worked for one year together 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 Kirsch Each volume had to pages or so; and the included texts are "so far as possible, entire works or complete segments of the world's written legacies" Going The collection was widely advertised by Collier and Son, in Collier's Magazine and elsewhere, with great success.
As Adam Kirsch, writing in Harvard magazine, notes, "It is surprisingly easy, even today, to find a complete set of the Harvard Classics in good condition. The supply, from attics or private libraries around the country, seems endless—a tribute to the success of the publisher, P. Collier, who sold some , sets within 20 years of the series' initial publication" Kirsch A separate volume selection by Eliot, the Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction , was published in Collier's was a major publisher of sets in the early s and throughout the century issued many multi-volume sets of authors as diverse as Charles Dickens , Rudyard Kipling , John Steinbeck, P.
Published by P. From: Monks' Library of St. Bede Peru, IL, U. Seller Rating:. About this Item: P. Condition: Good. A Little Edge Wear. Gilt Upper Edge. Interior Very Good. Decorative End Papers. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller 1. Condition: Fine.
yoku-nemureru.com/wp-content/spy-phone/2461-tracking-kik.php No Jacket. No dust jacket. A couple spots, but book in Fine condition overall. Seller Inventory rh More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Collier Collier, Condition: Very Good. Green cloth with gilt decoration. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Very light tanning and thumbing.
Boards have moderate shelf wear, with mild rubbing and marking. Small split to top front joint of spine. Light tanning overall, with minimal crushing to spine ends. Seller Inventory BJS. More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Published by Collier Books, NY With introduction notes and ilustrations, pages lightly browned.
These display significantly better than the limp black bindings. I gained perspective from the overview of the progression of human thought, especially that which affected Europe and the US. Books show significant wear to spines as shown, but a nice set for its age. Jon Maurer rated it it was amazing Dec 25, It is necessary to have both components of the set - or pair of shoes - for either to be of any real use or have any value whatsoever. Subject see all.
Volume 3 of a 51 volume set. Moisture mark bottom of spine, pages not affected. Hinges starting, pages rought cut edges.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Black cloth with gilt decoration to front. Black and white frontis and black and white plates throughout. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping.
The Harvard Universal Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a volume could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. Eliot worked for one year with William A. Neilson, a professor of English; Eliot determined the works to be. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a also as: Letters of the Younger Pliny, First Series — Volume 1.
Some light marking and sunning. Moderate fraying to head of spine end with visible water mark to rear.
Seller Inventory ANA. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Collier and Son Corporation Collier and Son Corporation, Mild wear to boards with light surface marks, binding is in good condition. Content is clean with light toning on pages. No DJ. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by Pf collier About this Item: Pf collier, This is an ex-Library book.
Green boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards have mild shelf wear with moderate rubbing and corner bumping.
Seller Inventory DPB. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Hard Cover. Book is in Very good condition throughout. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by New York : P. Collier and Son From: MW Books Ltd. Galway, Ireland.
About this Item: New York : P. Collier and Son, First Edition.
Good copies only in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Minor wear and tear. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 15 volumes ; 21 cm.
Subject; Fiction -- Collections. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. More information about this seller Contact this seller First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine in royal blue cloth. Price sticker residue to front end page. Published by p. About this Item: p. Condition: Acceptable. Cracked hinge. Photograph available on request. Seller Inventory mon Early Edition.