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In 1936, The Spenser Press chose what they felt were the 20 best pieces of literature in the world and created a specially bound set of books. These books look beautiful together on a mantel, in a stacked crate or, of course, on a bookshelf. This set in not complete but has 12 of the 20 title--set has 13 books because there are two copies of Ben Hur. The set comes with the following books:

#1 "Last Of The Mohicans" by James Fenimore

#2 "Vanity Fair, A Novel Without a Hero" by William Makepease Thackeray

#3 "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" by Benjamin Franklin

#4 "Count of Monte Crisco" by Alexander Dumas

#6 "Scarlet Letter, A Romance" by Nataniel Hawthorne

#8 "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Edgar Allan Poe

#9 "Vicar of Wakefield" by Oliver Goldsmith

#10 "Ben Hur" by Lew Wallace (There are two copies of this volume)

#14 "Westward Ho: or The Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh Knight or Burrough, in the County of Devon, In the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth" Rendered into Modern English by Charles Kingsley

#16 "Last Days of Pompeii" by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton (Lord Lytton)

#19 "Don Quixote De La Mancha" by Miguel De Cerantes

#20 "Plutarch's Lives Lives of Illustrious Men"

The books state "Manufactured In The United States of America by the Cuneo Press Inc."

Most of the books are in good to very good condition. Benjamin Franklin book has a loose spine and tear on the spine. Pages yellowing.

Books will be shipped media mail which will be slower but more cost effective.

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The Spenser Press World's Greatest Literature Books 12 out of 20 Titles 1936 Book Collection of Literature 13 Books Total One Double Copy

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
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