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Complete 51 Vol. Harvard Classics, Southwark Edition, 1919

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"The Harvard Classics" compiled and edited by Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot. A complete 51-volume set of classic works of world literature, important speeches, and historical documents, published by P.F. Collier & Son Company, New York, copyright 1909-1910.
The Southwark Edition which was published in 1919 in flexible dark green DuPont 'Fabrikoid' [imitation leather]. The set was named after the birthplace of one of the founders of Harvard College, John Harvard, who was born in London Borough of Southwark. The new binding material, called fabrikoid, offered less weight, flexible boards, and bindings that were more durable than the cloth or leather bindings of the early editions.

Semi-soft fabricoid [faux leather] covers with blind embossed "Veritas" emblem on the front boards, gold stamped spines; 5.1/4" x 8"; green decorated endpapers with Veritas emblems; the front endpaper of the Vol. 36. (Machiavelli, More, Luther) is creased at the hinges [see last photo], one page corner fold- this volume was read, other volumes appear to be unread, gilt upper page edges, very good condition.

Contents:

Vol. 1: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The Journal of John Woolman, (1774 and subsequent editions). Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn.

Vol. 2: The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, by Plato. The Golden Sayings, by Epictetus.The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

Vol. 3: Essays, Civil and Moral, and New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon. Areopagitica and Tractate of Education, by John Milton. Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

Vol. 4: Complete poems written in English, by John Milton.
Vol. 5: Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Vol. 6: Poems and Songs, by Robert Burns.
Vol. 7: The Confessions, by Saint Augustine. The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A. Kempis.

Vol. 8: Nine Greek Dramas: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies, and Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus. Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles.Hippolytus and The Bacchae, by Euripides. The Frogs, by Aristophanes

Vol. 9: On Friendship, On Old Age, and Letters, by Cicero. Letters, by Pliny the Younger.

Vol. 10: Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith
Vol. 11. Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
Vol. 12: Plutarch's Lives
Vol. 13: Aeneid, by Virgil
Vol. 14: Don Quixote, Part 1, by Miguel de Cervantes
Vol. 15: The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. The Lives of Donne and Herbert, by Izaak Walton

Vol. 16: Stories from the Thousand and One Nights, translated by Edward William Lane, revised by Stanley Lane-Poole

Vol. 17: Folk-Lore and Fable: Fables, by Aesop. Children's and Household Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen

Vol. 18: Modern English Drama:
All for Love, by John Dryden. The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. The Cenci, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, by Robert Browning. Manfred, by Lord Byron

Vol. 19: Faust, part 1, Egmont, and Hermann and Dorothea, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

Vol. 20: The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
Vol. 21: I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni
Vol. 22: The Odyssey, by Homer
Vol. 23: Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
Vol. 24: On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A Letter to a Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke

Vol. 25: Autobiography and On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill. Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, and Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

Vol. 26: Continental Drama:
Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille. Phedre, by Jean Racine. Tartuffe, by Moliere. Minna von Barnhelm, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. William Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

Vol. 27: English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay:
The Defense Of Poesy by Sir Philip Sidney, On Shakespeare by Ben Jonson. On Bacon by Ben Jonson. Of Agriculture by Abraham Cowley. The Vision of Mirza by Joseph Addison. Westminster Abbey by Joseph Addison. The Spectator Club by Sir Richard Steele. Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation by Jonathan Swift
A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding by Jonathan Swift. A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet by Jonathan Swift. On the Death of Esther Johnson [Stella] by Jonathan Swift
The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters by Daniel Defoe. The Education of Women by Daniel Defoe. Life of Addison, 1672-1719 by Samuel Johnson. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume. Fallacies of Anti-Reformers by Sydney Smith. On Poesy or Art by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen by William Hazlitt
Deaths of Little Children by Leigh Hunt. On the Realities of Imagination by Leigh Hunt. On the Tragedies of Shakspere by Charles Lamb. Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow by Thomas De Quincey. A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Machiavelli by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Vol. 28: Essays, English and American: William Makepeace Thackery, Jonathan Swift, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, John Milton,Thomas Henry Huxley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Pepys, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Abraham Lincoln etc.

Vol. 29: Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin
Vol. 30: The Forces of Matter and The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday. On the Conservation of Force and Ice and Glaciers, by Hermann von Helmholtz. The Wave Theory of Light and The Tides, by Lord Kelvin. The Extent of the Universe, by Simon Newcomb. Geographical Evolution, by Sir Archibald Geikie.

Vol. 31: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Vol. 32: Essays, by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Montaigne and What is a Classic? by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. The Poetry of the Celtic Races, by Ernest Renan. The Education of the Human Race, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, by Friedrich von Schiller. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, by Immanuel Kant. Byron and Goethe, by Giuseppe Mazzini.

Vol. 33: Voyages and Travels:
An account of Egypt from The Histories, by Herodotus. Germany, by Tacitus. Sir Francis Drake Revived, by Philip Nichols. Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World, by Francis Pretty. Drake's Great Armada, by Captain Walter Bigges. Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland, by Edward Haies. The Discovery of Guiana, by Sir Walter Raleigh.

Vol. 34. Discourse on Method, by Rene Descartes. Letters on the English, by Voltaire. On the Inequality among Mankind and Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

Vol. 35: Chronicles, by Jean Froissart. The Holy Grail, by Sir Thomas Malory. A Description of Elizabethan England, by William Harrison.

Vol. 36: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper. Utopia, by Sir Thomas More. The Ninety-Five Theses, To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, and On the Freedom of a Christian, by Martin Luther

Vol. 37: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists, by George Berkeley. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume

Vol. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur:
The Oath of Hippocrates. Journeys in Diverse Places, by Ambroise Pare. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey. The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, by Oliver Wendell Holmes. On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister. Scientific papers, by Louis Pasteur. Scientific papers, by Charles Lyell

Vol. 39: Famous Prefaces by William Caxton, John Calvin, Nicolaus Copernicus, John Knox, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton +++.

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:
Introductory Note "The Voyages to Vinland" (c. 1000) "The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery" (1493) "Amerigo Vespucci's Account of His First Voyage" (1497). "John Cabot's Discovery of North America" (1497) "First Charter of Virginia" (1606) "The Mayflower Compact" (1620) "The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut" (1639). "The Massachusetts Body of Liberties" (1641) "Arbitrary Government Described and the Government of the Massachusetts Vindicated from that Aspersion", by John Winthrop (1644) "The Instrument of Government" (1653)

"A Healing Question", by Sir Henry Vane" (1656). "John Eliot's "Brief Narrative" (1670). "Declaration of Rights" (1765) "The Declaration of Independence" (1776) "The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence" (1775) "Articles of Confederation" (1777). "Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown" (1781) "Treaty with Great Britain" (1783). "Constitution of the United States" (1787)"The Federalist", Nos. 1 and 2 (1787)

"Opinion of Chief Justice Marshall, in the Case of McCulloch vs. the State of Maryland" (1819). "Washington's First Inaugural Address" (1789) "Treaty with the Six Nations" (1794). "Washington's Farewell Address" (1796) "Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase)" (1803). "Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812)" (1814) "Arrangement as to the Naval Force to Be Respectively Maintained on the American Lakes" (1817) "Treaty with Spain (Acquisition of Florida)" (1819). "The Monroe Doctrine" (1823) "Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain" (1842). "Treaty with Mexico (1848).

"Fugitive Slave Act" (1850). "Lincoln's First Inaugural Address" (1861) "Emancipation Proclamation" (1863). "Haskell's Account of the Battle of Gettysburg". "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" (1863). "Proclamation of Amnesty" (1863). "Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Bixby" (1864) "Terms of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox" (1865). "Lee's Farewell to His Army" (1865). "Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address"...

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"The Harvard Classics" compiled and edited by Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot. A complete 51-volume set of classic works of world literature, important speeches, and historical documents, published by P.F. Collier & Son Company, New York, copyright 1909-1910.
The Southwark Edition which was published in 1919 in flexible dark green DuPont 'Fabrikoid' [imitation leather]. The set was named after the birthplace of one of the founders of Harvard College, John Harvard, who was born in London Borough of Southwark. The new binding material, called fabrikoid, offered less weight, flexible boards, and bindings that were more durable than the cloth or leather bindings of the early editions.

Semi-soft fabricoid [faux leather] covers with blind embossed "Veritas" emblem on the front boards, gold stamped spines; 5.1/4" x 8"; green decorated endpapers with Veritas emblems; the front endpaper of the Vol. 36. (Machiavelli, More, Luther) is creased at the hinges [see last photo], one page corner fold- this volume was read, other volumes appear to be unread, gilt upper page edges, very good condition.

Contents:

Vol. 1: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The Journal of John Woolman, (1774 and subsequent editions). Fruits of Solitude, by William Penn.

Vol. 2: The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo, by Plato. The Golden Sayings, by Epictetus.The Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius

Vol. 3: Essays, Civil and Moral, and New Atlantis, by Francis Bacon. Areopagitica and Tractate of Education, by John Milton. Religio Medici, by Sir Thomas Browne

Vol. 4: Complete poems written in English, by John Milton.
Vol. 5: Essays and English Traits, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Vol. 6: Poems and Songs, by Robert Burns.
Vol. 7: The Confessions, by Saint Augustine. The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A. Kempis.

Vol. 8: Nine Greek Dramas: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Furies, and Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus. Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles.Hippolytus and The Bacchae, by Euripides. The Frogs, by Aristophanes

Vol. 9: On Friendship, On Old Age, and Letters, by Cicero. Letters, by Pliny the Younger.

Vol. 10: Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith
Vol. 11. Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin
Vol. 12: Plutarch's Lives
Vol. 13: Aeneid, by Virgil
Vol. 14: Don Quixote, Part 1, by Miguel de Cervantes
Vol. 15: The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. The Lives of Donne and Herbert, by Izaak Walton

Vol. 16: Stories from the Thousand and One Nights, translated by Edward William Lane, revised by Stanley Lane-Poole

Vol. 17: Folk-Lore and Fable: Fables, by Aesop. Children's and Household Tales, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Tales, by Hans Christian Andersen

Vol. 18: Modern English Drama:
All for Love, by John Dryden. The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith. The Cenci, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. A Blot in the 'Scutcheon, by Robert Browning. Manfred, by Lord Byron

Vol. 19: Faust, part 1, Egmont, and Hermann and Dorothea, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Dr. Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe

Vol. 20: The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri
Vol. 21: I Promessi Sposi, by Alessandro Manzoni
Vol. 22: The Odyssey, by Homer
Vol. 23: Two Years Before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana
Vol. 24: On Taste, On the Sublime and Beautiful, Reflections on the French Revolution, and A Letter to a Noble Lord, by Edmund Burke

Vol. 25: Autobiography and On Liberty, by John Stuart Mill. Characteristics, Inaugural Address at Edinburgh, and Sir Walter Scott, by Thomas Carlyle

Vol. 26: Continental Drama:
Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Polyeucte, by Pierre Corneille. Phedre, by Jean Racine. Tartuffe, by Moliere. Minna von Barnhelm, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. William Tell, by Friedrich von Schiller

Vol. 27: English Essays, Sidney to Macaulay:
The Defense Of Poesy by Sir Philip Sidney, On Shakespeare by Ben Jonson. On Bacon by Ben Jonson. Of Agriculture by Abraham Cowley. The Vision of Mirza by Joseph Addison. Westminster Abbey by Joseph Addison. The Spectator Club by Sir Richard Steele. Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation by Jonathan Swift
A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding by Jonathan Swift. A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet by Jonathan Swift. On the Death of Esther Johnson [Stella] by Jonathan Swift
The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters by Daniel Defoe. The Education of Women by Daniel Defoe. Life of Addison, 1672-1719 by Samuel Johnson. Of the Standard of Taste by David Hume. Fallacies of Anti-Reformers by Sydney Smith. On Poesy or Art by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen by William Hazlitt
Deaths of Little Children by Leigh Hunt. On the Realities of Imagination by Leigh Hunt. On the Tragedies of Shakspere by Charles Lamb. Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow by Thomas De Quincey. A Defence of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Machiavelli by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Vol. 28: Essays, English and American: William Makepeace Thackery, Jonathan Swift, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, John Milton,Thomas Henry Huxley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Pepys, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Abraham Lincoln etc.

Vol. 29: Voyage of the Beagle, by Charles Darwin
Vol. 30: The Forces of Matter and The Chemical History of a Candle, by Michael Faraday. On the Conservation of Force and Ice and Glaciers, by Hermann von Helmholtz. The Wave Theory of Light and The Tides, by Lord Kelvin. The Extent of the Universe, by Simon Newcomb. Geographical Evolution, by Sir Archibald Geikie.

Vol. 31: Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Vol. 32: Essays, by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne. Montaigne and What is a Classic? by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. The Poetry of the Celtic Races, by Ernest Renan. The Education of the Human Race, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man, by Friedrich von Schiller. Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, by Immanuel Kant. Byron and Goethe, by Giuseppe Mazzini.

Vol. 33: Voyages and Travels:
An account of Egypt from The Histories, by Herodotus. Germany, by Tacitus. Sir Francis Drake Revived, by Philip Nichols. Sir Francis Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World, by Francis Pretty. Drake's Great Armada, by Captain Walter Bigges. Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland, by Edward Haies. The Discovery of Guiana, by Sir Walter Raleigh.

Vol. 34. Discourse on Method, by Rene Descartes. Letters on the English, by Voltaire. On the Inequality among Mankind and Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar, by Jean Jacques Rousseau. Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes

Vol. 35: Chronicles, by Jean Froissart. The Holy Grail, by Sir Thomas Malory. A Description of Elizabethan England, by William Harrison.

Vol. 36: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. The Life of Sir Thomas More, by William Roper. Utopia, by Sir Thomas More. The Ninety-Five Theses, To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, and On the Freedom of a Christian, by Martin Luther

Vol. 37: Some Thoughts Concerning Education, by John Locke. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists, by George Berkeley. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, by David Hume

Vol. 38: Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur:
The Oath of Hippocrates. Journeys in Diverse Places, by Ambroise Pare. On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, by William Harvey. The Three Original Publications on Vaccination Against Smallpox, by Edward Jenner. The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever, by Oliver Wendell Holmes. On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery, by Joseph Lister. Scientific papers, by Louis Pasteur. Scientific papers, by Charles Lyell

Vol. 39: Famous Prefaces by William Caxton, John Calvin, Nicolaus Copernicus, John Knox, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Spenser, Francis Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton +++.

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:
Introductory Note "The Voyages to Vinland" (c. 1000) "The Letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery" (1493) "Amerigo Vespucci's Account of His First Voyage" (1497). "John Cabot's Discovery of North America" (1497) "First Charter of Virginia" (1606) "The Mayflower Compact" (1620) "The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut" (1639). "The Massachusetts Body of Liberties" (1641) "Arbitrary Government Described and the Government of the Massachusetts Vindicated from that Aspersion", by John Winthrop (1644) "The Instrument of Government" (1653)

"A Healing Question", by Sir Henry Vane" (1656). "John Eliot's "Brief Narrative" (1670). "Declaration of Rights" (1765) "The Declaration of Independence" (1776) "The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence" (1775) "Articles of Confederation" (1777). "Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown" (1781) "Treaty with Great Britain" (1783). "Constitution of the United States" (1787)"The Federalist", Nos. 1 and 2 (1787)

"Opinion of Chief Justice Marshall, in the Case of McCulloch vs. the State of Maryland" (1819). "Washington's First Inaugural Address" (1789) "Treaty with the Six Nations" (1794). "Washington's Farewell Address" (1796) "Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase)" (1803). "Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812)" (1814) "Arrangement as to the Naval Force to Be Respectively Maintained on the American Lakes" (1817) "Treaty with Spain (Acquisition of Florida)" (1819). "The Monroe Doctrine" (1823) "Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain" (1842). "Treaty with Mexico (1848).

"Fugitive Slave Act" (1850). "Lincoln's First Inaugural Address" (1861) "Emancipation Proclamation" (1863). "Haskell's Account of the Battle of Gettysburg". "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" (1863). "Proclamation of Amnesty" (1863). "Lincoln's Letter to Mrs. Bixby" (1864) "Terms of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox" (1865). "Lee's Farewell to His Army" (1865). "Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address"...

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