50 Volume Set of Harvard Classics, 1965 Edition Deluxe

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 10,2009
  • Channel: Online Auction

This auction is for a vintage set (1965) of the Five-Foot Shelf of Books known as The Harvard Classics. Actually this collection measures about five and a half feet! This is a nearly complete collection containing 50 of the 51 books. Volume 17 is missing! This is the deluxe, registered edition published by P.F. Collier & Son, 56th printing, 1965.

Overall, this set is in very good condition. The books show little shelf wear. One of the volumes (33) has a small tear on the top board and a water stain, though the pages are not affected at all. No wrinkling or odors. All of the bindings appear strong and of the volumes that I flipped through I found no writing at all. All appear clean and sound. T will, however, be a bit of storage dust included in this auction!

I try to describe honestly and thoroughly but I am not an expert. If you have any questions, please ask! I will be happy to answer all questions. I plan on shipping these in two or three boxes via media mail. I take great care in packing properly and shipping promptly.

For your convenience, the titles:

Volume 1 Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman , William Penn
Volume 2 Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
Volume 3 Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
Volume 4 Complete Poems in English, Milton
Volume 5 Essays and English Traits, Emerson
Volume 6 Poems and Songs, Burns
Volume 7 The Confessions of St. Augustine, The Imitation of Christ
Volume 8 Nine Greek Dramas (by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes)
Volume 9 Letters and Treatises of Cicero and Pliny
Volume 10 Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
Volume 11 Origin of Species, Darwin
Volume 12 Plutarch's Lives
Volume 13 Aeneid, Virgil
Volume 14 Don Quixote, Part I, Cervantes
Volume 15 Pilgrim's Progress, Donne and Herbert, Walton
Volume 16 The Thousand and One Nights
Volume 17 (Missing - Sorry!)
Volume 18 Modern English Drama (Dryden, Sheridan, Goldsmith, Shelley, Browning, Byron)
Volume 19 Faust, Egmont, etc., Goethe, Doctor Faustus, Marlowe
Volume 20 The Divine Comedy, Dante
Volume 21 I Promessi Spossi (The Betrothed), Manzoni
Volume 22 The Odyssey, Homer
Volume 23 Two Years Before the Mast, Dana
Volume 24 On the Sublime, French Revolution, etc., Burke
Volume 25 J. S. Mill and Thomas Carlyle
Volume 26 Continental Drama (Calderon, Corneille, Racine, Moliere, Lessing, Schiller)
Volume 27 English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay
Volume 28 Essays, English and American
Volume 29 Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin
Volume 30 Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb, etc.
Volume 31 Autobiography, Cellini
Volume 32 Montaigne, Sainte-Beuve, Renan, etc.
Volume 33 Voyages and Travels (Herodotus, Tacitus, Drake, Gilbert, Raleigh)
Volume 34 Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes
Volume 35 Froissart, Malory, Holinshed
Volume 36 Machiavelli, More, Luther
Volume 37 Locke, Berkeley, Hume
Volume 38 Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
Volume 39 Famous Prefaces
Volume 40 English Poetry, 1 (Chaucer to Gray)
Volume 41 English Poetry, 2 (Collins to Fitzgerald)
Volume 42 English Poetry, 3 (Tennyson to Whitman)
Volume 43 American Historical Documents
Volume 44 Sacred Writings, 1
Volume 45 Sacred Writings, 2
Volume 46 Elizabethan Drama, 1
Volume 47 Elizabethan Drama, 2
Volume 48 Thoughts and Minor Works, Pascal
Volume 49 Epic and Saga
Volume 50 Introduction, Reader's Guide, Indexes
Volume 51 Lectures on the Harvard Classics