Harvard Classics Complete 52 volume SET Burgundy eds

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  • Sold Date: Apr 03, 2010
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TheHarvard Classics Complete 52 volume set in the "Burgundy" edition: marbelized endpapers, intricate cover design published 1961-1965 I truly believe you won't find a better set of this edition currently online! Meticulously assembled: almost every single copy is in gorgeous condition
In this case, pictures really are worth thousands of words and so I've taken quite a few and kept them in a large enough format that not only will it take this page a bit longer to load than your typical eBay listing you'll also be able to see much more detail than typically.
Because I don't have a "five foot shelf" or a camera that could accomodate such a shot, the pictures capture different groupings of volumes and I'm not sure if I've "caught" all 52 in the pictures that I've chosen.
You can be assured: these are pictures of the actual books that I am selling (these are not somebody else's pictures!) and the set is complete!
Many, many of the volumes appear as if I were first person to actually open them!
You won't find any foxing on the closed page edges:
I absolutely detest foxing (brown spotting) and painstakingly replaced any volume that had foxing.
And I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say painstaking because I'm sure you know how many different editions the Harvard Classics were published in and so finding a copy of volume 31, for example, in the condition and the version I wanted took awhile.
Two quick notes on the degree of variation in condition:
the picture that shows volumes 4-6 on the left: those probably represent the lowest grade copies in the set:
also volume 50: you can see some scuff marks on the cover.
I will be happy to answer any questions you might have and provide additional photos of specific volumes.
I won't, however, be available for the rest of the Easter weekend: I will be back online on Monday April 5th in the evening.
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 Folk-Lore and Fable, Aesop, Grimm, Anderson
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 Sposi, 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
Volume 41 English Poetry, 2
Volume 42 English Poetry, 3
Volume 43 American Historical Documents
Volume 44 Sacred Writings, 1
Volume 45 Sacred Writings, 2...