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Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1-20 - Books
You have heard of the Harvard Classics. Do you know about the Continental Classics? The Continental Classics is a 20 volume collection of great European works. This collection was published by Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London over a span of years, early in the 20th Century. No date has been provided for the edition, but the most current copyright is 1916. The books stand 7-1/2 inches tall and 5-1/4 inches wide. Considering their age, these hard cover books are in very good condition. There are no jackets. The dark red boards have gilt imprint on the spine and gilt on top page edges. The gilt on the top edges has disappeared on some books, but there is only light wear to the board edges. The interior pages are clean, but some pages are beginning to pull away from the binding. There is light tanning on the page edges and end papers. The following is a complete list of volume titles:

CONTINENTAL CLASSICS COLLECTION - $125.00

1. TARAS BULBA – A Tale of the Cossacks by Nicolai V.Gogol (Volume I), Translated from Russian of Nicolai V. Gogol by Isabel F. Hapgood. Illustration of Nicolai V. Gogol Copyright 1915 by Isabel F. Hapgood.

2. SEBASTOPOL by Count Leo Tolstoi (Volume II) Translated from the French by Frank D. Millet with Introduction by W. D. Howells. A photo of Count Leo Tolstoi taken shortly before his death in 1910 is included. Copyright 1887 by Harper and Brothers.

3. THE CRUSHED FLOWER by Leonid Andreyev (Volume III). Translated from the Russian by Herman Bernstein. Illustration of Leonid Andreyev. Copyright 1916 by Alfred A. Knopf.

4. CAREER OF A NIHILIST by Sergius Stepniak (Volume IV) Illustration of Sergio Stepniak. [ND]

5. PARISIAN POINTS OF VIEW by Ludovic Halevy (Volume V). Illustration of Ludovic Halevy in his study with his black cat. Translated by Edith V. B. Matthews with introduction by Brander Matthews. Copyright 1894 by Harper & Brothers.

6. THE CRIME OF SYLVESTRE BONNARD (Member of the Institute) by Anatole France (Volume VI). Translation and introduction by Lafcadio Hearn and an illustration of Anatole France. Copyright 1890 by Harper & Brothers.

7. FOR THE RIGHT Volume I by Emil Franzos (Volume VII). Given in English by Julie Sutter with a preface by George MacDonald, LL.D. In two volumes – Volume I. Illustration of Karl Emil Franzos. [ND]

8. FOR THE RIGHT Volume II by Emil Franzos (Volume VIII). Given in English by Julie Sutter with a preface by George MacDonald, LL.D. In two volumes – Volume II. [ND]

9. BLACK DIAMONDS by Maurus Jokai (Volume VIX). Translated by Frances A. Gerard and illustration of Maurus Jokai. Copyright 1896 by Harper & Brothers.

10. DAME CARE by Hermann Sudermann (Volume X). Translated from the German by Bertha Overbeck and illustration of Hermann Sudermann. Copyright 1891 by Harper & Brothers.

11. THE NEW GOD – A Tale of the Early Christians by Richard Voss (Volume XI). Translated from the German by Mary A. Robinson and illustration of House of Saint Veronica, Jerusalem. Copyright 1898 by Harper & Brothers

12. DEBIT AND CREDIT by Gustav Freytag--Volume 1 (Volume XII). Translated from German and an illustration of Gustav Freytag by L.C.C. A preface by Christian Charles Josias Bunsen D.D., D.C.L., D.PH. In two volumes –Volume I

13. DEBIT AND CREDIT Volume II (Volume XIII) Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag By L.C.C. With a preface by Christian Charles Josias Bunsen D.D., D.C.L., D.PH. In two volumes – Volume II.

14. SPANISH, ITALIAN AND ORIENTAL TALES (Volume XIV). Including stories by I. M. Palmarini, Camillo Boito, Antonio Fogazzaro and Pedro De Alarcon. Illustration: How the Second Sharper Knew the Horse’s Pedigree – Drawing by S. L. Wood to illustrate “The Craft of the Three Sharpers” Copyright 1909 by the Review and the Reviews Company

15. MODERN GHOSTS (Volume XV). Selected and translated from the works of Guy De Maupassant, Pedro Antonio De Alarcon, Alexander L. Kielland, Leopold Kompert, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, and Giovanni Magherini-Graziani Introduction by George William Curtis. Illustration – “I dine quickly, then try to read, but I do not comprehend the words” Copyright 1890 by Harper & Brothers.

16. THE HOUSE BY THE MEDLAR-TREE by Giovanni Verga (Volume XVI). Translated by Mary A. Craig. Illustration of Giovanni Verga. Introduction by W. D. Howells. Copyright 1890 by Harper & Brothers.

17. THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO AND OTHER STORIES by Alexander Kielland (Volume XVII). Translated from the Norwegian by William Archer. Illustration of Alexander Kielland. Introduction by H. H. Boyesen. Copyright 1891 by Harper & Brothers.

18. MYSTERY TALES (Volume XVIII). Including stories by Feodor Mikhailovitch Dostoyevsky, Jorgen Wilhelm Bergsoe, and Bernhard Sverin Ingemann. Illustration – “’Your Queen Has Lost,’ said Chekalinsky Politely. Herman Started; instead of an Ace….” Illustration: “The Queen of Spades", by Pushkin. Copyright 1909 by Review of the Reviews Company.

19. DANISH FOLK TALES (Volume XIX). From the Danish of Svend Grundtvig, E. T. Kristensen Ingvor Bondesen, and L. Budde. Translated by J. Christian Bay. Illustration – “So He Gave The Old Woman One Of His Pennies” Translated from the German of Gustav Freytag By L.C.C. Preface by Christian Charles Josias Bunsen D.D., D.C.L., D.PH. Copyright 1899 by Harper & Brothers.

20. THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS (Volume XX). Translated by Velma Swanston Howard from the Swedish of Selma Lagerlof. Illustration of Selma Lagerlof Copyright 1907 by Doubleday, Page & Company. Item ID: 001008609


Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20 Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20 Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20

Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20
Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20
Harper's The Continental Classics, Volumes 1 - 20
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Harper's Continental Classics
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