Easton Press "the Harvard Classics" Millenium Edition Complete 50 Volume Set For Sale"The Five Foot Shelf of Knowledge": Easton Press Harvard Classics "Millennium Edition"This is a true limited edition collector's set. These beautiful books offer a truly unique way to highlight your home library or office. Makes for a luxurious addition to your literary collection and is leather bound. The quality found here is near perfection and offers the following qualities:
- Premium leather
- Silk Moire Endleaves
- Distinctive and luxurious cover design.
- Hubbed spine which is accented in 22kt Gold
- Satin ribbon page marker
- Gilded page edges
- Long-lasting, high quality acid-neutral paper.
- Smyth-sewn pages for the ultimate in strength and durability
- Excellent illustrations.
This is the complete collection which is bound in leather as mentioned above. The front and back covers are gilt-stamped in 22kt gold with the veritas emblem of Harvard University. All edges cased in gilt as well as spine lettering with Eliot Edition noted. The front of each book is illustrated and is with protective tissue. There are holographic endpapers of genuine silk, with gilt tooling on turn-ins. Red silk bookmarks can be found within each volume. Each volume measures 6" x 9" and are printed on archival quality paper which was especially milled for this particular edition.
In 1910, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, assembled a library which he described as "all the books needed for a real education." This is the complete and full matching set bound as described above. It features 1,850 works by over 300 poets, philosophers, scientists, explorers, and many others.
Each volume has been opened and is no longer sealed. The volumes had been opened and placed on the shelf for display since date of purchase. Only 6 of the 50 volumes have the bookplates included; these 6 are not attached and are not written on. They were purchased at an estate sale and they were not included with the books.
This set includes the following:
- Benjamin Franklin, John Woolman, William Penn
- Plato, Epictecus, Marcus Aurelius
- Bacon, Milton's Prose, Thomas Browne
- Milton's Complete Poems in English
- Emerson Essay's and English Traits
- Burns: Poems and Songs
- Saint Augustine, The Confessions; Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ
- Nine Greek Dramas
- Letters and Treatises of Cicero and Pliny
- Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
- Darwin, The Origin of Species
- Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
- Virgil's Aeneid
- Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I
- Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress; Donne and Herbert, Issak Walton
- The Thousand and One Nights
- Folk-Lore and Fable, Aesop, Grimm, Anderson
- Modern English Drama
- Goethe: Faust, Egmont, etc.; Marlowe: Doctor Faustus
- Dante's The Divine Comedy
- Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi
- Homer's The Odyssey
- Dana, Two Years Before the Mast
- Burke: On the Sublime, Reflections on the Revolution in France, etc.
- J.S. Mill and Thomas Carlyle
- Continental Drama
- English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay
- English and American Essays
- Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle
- Faraday, Helmholtz, Kelvin, Newcomb, etc.
- Cellini, Autobiography
- Montaigne, Sainte-Beuve, Renan, etc.
- Voyages and Travels
- Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes
- Froissart, Malory, Holinshed
- Machiavelli, More, Luther
- Locke, Berkeley, Hume
- Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
- Famous Prefaces
- English Poetry, Part I
- English Poetry, Part II
- English Poetry, Part III
- American Historical Documents
- Sacred Writings, Part I
- Sacred Writings, Part II
- Elizabethan Drama, Part I
- Elizabethan Drama, Part II
- Pascal's Thoughts and Minor Works
- Epic and Saga
- Introduction, Reader's guide and Indexes
The retail price of this marvelous set is valued at $70 per volume. Don't miss out on this great buy. I wouldn't be selling these as they are one of my most prized possessions, however, I am in the process of moving and need the money. It should also be noted they come from a smoke free home.
Shipping and Handling: This set will be shipped for free within the United States only and will be packaged with care for protection. They will be shipped via USPS, in multiple boxes due to the number of volumes, with delivery confirmation. If you are not pleased with the product then you can return them, at your cost for shipping, for up to 14 days after purchase for full refund.
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