Mortimer J. Adler and Clifton Fadiman (eds.)
Title Great Books of the Western World
Edition First Edition
Publisher Chicago, Ill. Encyclopedia Britannica 1952
Seller ID 21025
Octavo (23.5 cm). Complete 54 volume set in cloth of various colors with no jackets as issued. Conditions range from good (seven volumes have light moisture damage to top corner of text block; volume 13 with penciled notations, some dog-eared pages in volume 22) to very good. Works were chosen for inclusion based on their contemporary relevance as well as historical importance, for being part of the "great conversation about great ideas," and were geared toward businesspeople to fill "the gaps in their liberal education; to render the reader as an intellectually rounded man or woman familiar with the Great Books of the Western canon, and knowledgeable of the great ideas developed in the course of three millennia" (Wikipedia). Extra postage will be required. First Edition.