Secondhand Britannica Great Books of the Western World 52 of the 54 Volumes DSH387

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The Britannica Great Books span the spectrum of human thought and achievement. Each volume is not merely a book but a cornerstone of knowledge, inviting readers to engage with the ideas that have shaped our world.

Designed for scholars, enthusiasts, and the intellectually curious, this collection brings the Western canon to your fingertips. It not only enriches personal libraries but also serves as an invaluable resource for lifelong learners seeking to immerse themselves in the grand narrative of human thought. Whether you're exploring the ethical dilemmas posed by Aristotle, the mathematical principles laid down by Euclid, or the dramatic tragedies penned by Shakespeare, The Britannica Great Books of the Western World offers a seamless journey through the landmarks of Western culture.

This set is missing volumes 13 and 20.  The volumes are all in good condition with some foxing to the extremities and some fading of the gilt lettering to many of the spines.

The 52 volumes in this box set are:

  1. The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education
  2. The Great Ideas I: A Syntopicon
  3. The Great Ideas II: A Syntopicon
  4. Homer
  5. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
  6. Herodotus, Thucydides
  7. Plato
  8. Aristotle I
  9. Aristotle II
  10. Hippocrates, Galen
  11. Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nicomachus
  12. Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
  13. Virgil
  14. Plutarch [VOLUME NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET]
  15. Tacitus
  16. Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler
  17. Plotinus
  18. Augustine
  19. Thomas Aquinas I
  20. Thomas Aquinas II
  21. Dante [VOLUME NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET]
  22. Chaucer
  23. Machiavelli, Hobbes
  24. Rabelais
  25. Montaigne
  26. Shakespeare I
  27. Shakespeare II
  28. Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey
  29. Cervantes
  30. Francis Bacon
  31. Descartes, Spinoza
  32. John Milton
  33. Pascal
  34. Newton, Huygens
  35. Locke, Berkeley, Hume
  36. Swift, Sterne
  37. Fielding
  38. Montesquieu, Rousseau
  39. Adam Smith
  40. Gibbon I
  41. Gibbon II
  42. Kant
  43. American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill
  44. Boswell
  45. Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday
  46. Hegel
  47. Goethe
  48. Melville
  49. Darwin
  50. Karl Marx
  51. Tolstoy
  52. Dostoevsky
  53. William James
  54. Freud
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The Britannica Great Books span the spectrum of human thought and achievement. Each volume is not merely a book but a cornerstone of knowledge, inviting readers to engage with the ideas that have shaped our world.

Designed for scholars, enthusiasts, and the intellectually curious, this collection brings the Western canon to your fingertips. It not only enriches personal libraries but also serves as an invaluable resource for lifelong learners seeking to immerse themselves in the grand narrative of human thought. Whether you're exploring the ethical dilemmas posed by Aristotle, the mathematical principles laid down by Euclid, or the dramatic tragedies penned by Shakespeare, The Britannica Great Books of the Western World offers a seamless journey through the landmarks of Western culture.

This set is missing volumes 13 and 20.  The volumes are all in good condition with some foxing to the extremities and some fading of the gilt lettering to many of the spines.

The 52 volumes in this box set are:

  1. The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education
  2. The Great Ideas I: A Syntopicon
  3. The Great Ideas II: A Syntopicon
  4. Homer
  5. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes
  6. Herodotus, Thucydides
  7. Plato
  8. Aristotle I
  9. Aristotle II
  10. Hippocrates, Galen
  11. Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius of Perga, Nicomachus
  12. Lucretius, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius
  13. Virgil
  14. Plutarch [VOLUME NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET]
  15. Tacitus
  16. Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler
  17. Plotinus
  18. Augustine
  19. Thomas Aquinas I
  20. Thomas Aquinas II
  21. Dante [VOLUME NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET]
  22. Chaucer
  23. Machiavelli, Hobbes
  24. Rabelais
  25. Montaigne
  26. Shakespeare I
  27. Shakespeare II
  28. Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey
  29. Cervantes
  30. Francis Bacon
  31. Descartes, Spinoza
  32. John Milton
  33. Pascal
  34. Newton, Huygens
  35. Locke, Berkeley, Hume
  36. Swift, Sterne
  37. Fielding
  38. Montesquieu, Rousseau
  39. Adam Smith
  40. Gibbon I
  41. Gibbon II
  42. Kant
  43. American State Papers, The Federalist, J.S. Mill
  44. Boswell
  45. Lavoisier, Fourier, Faraday
  46. Hegel
  47. Goethe
  48. Melville
  49. Darwin
  50. Karl Marx
  51. Tolstoy
  52. Dostoevsky
  53. William James
  54. Freud
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