Harvard Classics

We have recently acquired a complete 51-Volume 1909 set of The Harvard Classics, compiled by Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. In the Introduction Dr. Eliot writes that in his opinion  “a five-foot—at first a three-foot—shelf would hold books enough to afford a good substitute for a liberal education to anyone who would read them with devotion, even if he could spare but fifteen minutes a day for reading.”

Vol. 1: FRANKLIN, WOOLMAN, PENN 

Vol. 2. PLATO, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS

Vol. 3. BACON, MILTON’S PROSE, THOS. BROWNE

Vol. 4. COMPLETE POEMS IN ENGLISH, MILTON

Vol. 5. ESSAYS AND ENGLISH TRAITS, EMERSON

Vol. 6. POEMS AND SONGS, BURNS

Vol. 7. CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE, IMITATIONS OF CHRIST

Vol. 8. NINE GREEK DRAMAS

Vol. 9. LETTERS AND TREATISES OF CICERO AND PLINY

Vol. 10. WEALTH OF NATIONS, ADAM SMITH

Vol. 11. ORIGIN OF SPECIES, DARWIN

Vol. 12. PLUTARCH’S LIVES

Vol. 13. AENEID, VIRGIL

Vol. 14. DON QUIXOTE, Part 1, CERVANTES

Vol. 15. PILGRIM’S PROGRESS, DONNE & HERBERT, BUNYAN, WALTON

Vol. 16. THE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS

Vol. 17. FOLKLORE AND FABLE, AESOP, GRIMM, ANDERSON

Vol. 18. MODERN ENGLISH DRAMA

Vol. 19. FAUST, EGMONT, ETC. DOCTOR FAUSTUS, GOETHE, MARLOWE

Vol. 20. THE DIVINE COMEDY, DANTE

Vol. 21. I PROMESSI SPOSI

Vol. 22. THE ODYSSEY, HOMER

Vol. 23. TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, DANA

Vol. 24. ON THE SUBLIME, FRENCH REVOLUTION, ETC., BURKE

Vol. 25. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, ETC., ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES, J.S. MILL, T. CARLYLE

Vol. 26. CONTINENTAL DRAMA 

Vol. 27. ENGLISH ESSAYS: SIDNEY TO MACAULAY

Vol. 28. ESSAYS: ENGLISH AND AMERICAN

Vol. 29. VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE, DARWIN

Vol. 30. FARADAY, HELMHOLTZ, KELVIN, NEWCOMB, ETC

Vol. 31. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, BENVENUTO CELLINI

Vol. 32. LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS

Vol. 33. VOYAGES AND TRAVELS

Vol. 34. FRENCH AND ENGLISH PHILOSOPHERS, DESCARTES, VOLTAIRE, ROUSSEAU, HOBBES

Vol. 35. CHRONICLE AND ROMANCE, FROISSART, MALORY, HOLINSHEAD

Vol. 36. MACHIAVELLI, MORE, LUTHER

Vol. 37. LOCKE, BERKELY, HUME

Vol. 38. HARVEY, JENNER, LISTER, PASTEUR

Vol. 39. FAMOUS PREFACES

Vol. 40. ENGLISH POETRY 1 CHAUCER TO GRAY

Vol. 41. ENGLISH POETRY 2: COLLINS TO FITZGERALD

Vol. 42. ENGLISH POETRY 3: TENNYSON TO WHITMAN

Vol. 43. AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Vol. 44. SACRED WRITINGS 1

Vol. 45. SACRED WRITINGS 2

Vol. 46. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 1

Vol. 47. ELIZABETHAN DRAMA 2

Vol. 48. THOUGHTS AND MINOR WORKS, PASCAL

Vol. 49. EPIC AND SAGA

Vol. 50. INTRODUCTION, READER’S GUIDE, INDEXES

Vol. 51. LECTURES

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3 thoughts on “Harvard Classics

  1. Mad Doc

    Greetings from Jacksonville, Florida.

    I realize the date of the above post is almost 3.5 years ago.

    My curiosity was piqued when I saw you had an entire set of the Harvard Classics.
    I am wondering if they’re still available or if you will consider selling them by the
    individual volume?

    Also, if this is still available, do you have pics of the set?

    I am trying to verify if the set you have is the solid green cover
    with the Harvard seal centered and surrounded by a gilt border?

    Respectfully,

    T. A. Sturgill, D.D., Ph. D.

    Reply
    1. Our Town Books

      We have sold the set mentioned in this post, but we have an incomplete set with green bindings. We’d be happy to sell and ship individual volumes. If you are still interested, we can email you a photograph and a list of the available volumes.

      Reply

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