The aforementioned Have You Read 100 Great Books? [see September 3 post] includes the 1896 version of John Lubbock's list, only a few entries slightly edited. Whereas the Have You Read list includes an unspecified number of Plato's Dialogues, the '96 adds to the entry, "at any rate, the Apology, Crito, and Phaedo" (the '86 had not included the Crito). Both the '86 and '96 lists specify "part of" for The Wealth of Nations, without telling us which part, and add to the Milton entry, "and the shorter poems"; but neither specified the entries for Shakespeare or Gray like the '46 reprint does (adding Plays and Poems, respectively). Those lists also didn't specify the Homer, Epictetus, Hesiod, Horace, Herodotus, Thucydides, and Livy entries, but those '46 designations are redundant (that is, they refer to authors with one kind of work--Hesiod and Horace--or only two known works--Homer--or only one known work--the others). For the "great books" project, we're ignoring the '46 changes, which were obviously made without Lubbock's input and seemed to have resulted from the Have You Read editors wanting to present a simpler list with a cleaner lay-out on the page. I was going to create a composite of the 1896 and 1946 lists, keeping the Plato specifications but having the whole Wealth of Nations and leaving out those unspecified "shorter poems" of Milton. However, editing the Rexroth lists [see 28 June] introduced a slight revision of the criteria for deciding which version of a certain list to use. I still prefer the final version, but more specifically the final version made by the original listmaker. You can read on the Rexroth page how this change came to be. As for Lubbock's...
As noted previously [see 18 January post], Robert Teeter's site includes a transcription of the 1896 list and makes note of changes made for a final, 1930 version of the list. However, Lubbock passed away in 1913, which makes me wonder. How were those edits made? Were they found in his personal papers after this death? Either way, I cannot get access to a 1930 version of The Pleasures of Life, the book supposedly featuring that list. For now, I'll have to consider the 1896 version to be the final list prepared by Lubbock.
Differences between the original, '86 (from the Contemporary Review) and the '96 ('46) not noted above are mentioned at the end of this post, as are (according to Teeter) the changes made in the final, '30 version. The link at the bottom of the post takes you to a scan of The Choice of Books, which includes the '96 version, with the list of books beginning on p. 21 of the scan (p. 17 of the book itself).
Presented here is Lubbock's list transcribed exactly as it appears in Choice. The dividing lines seem to divide the list into topical sections, but Lubbock does not name them. A few notes in brackets are included to clarify my editorial choices regarding the final list as it appears at Greater Books.
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Epictetus [both Discourses and the Enchiridion are being included]
Analects of Confucius
St. Hilaire's "Le Bouddha et sa Religion"
Wake's Apostolic Fathers
Thos. à Kempis' Imitation of Christ
Confessions of St. Augustine (Dr. Pusey)
The Koran (Portions of)
Spinoza's Tractatur Theologico-Politicus
Comte's Catechism of Positive Philosophy (Congreve)
Butler's Analogy of Religion
Taylor's Holy Living and Dying
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
Keble's Christian Year
Plato's Dialogues; at any rate, the Apology, Crito, and Phaedo
Xenophon's Memorabilia [Apomnemoneumata]
Demosthenes' De Coronâ
Cicero's De Officiis, De Amicitiâ, and De Senectute
Berkeley's Human Knowledge
Descartes' Discours sur la Méthode
Locke's On the Conduct of the Understanding
Homer [both The Odyssey and The Iliad are being included]
Epitomised in Talboys Wheeler's History of India, vols. i and ii.
Malory's Morte d'Arthur
Kalidasa's Sakuntala or The Lost Ring
Trilogy of Orestes
Sophocles' Œdipus [Antigone, Oidipous epi Kolōnō, and Oidipous Tyrannos are being included]
Aristophanes' The Knights and Clouds
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (perhaps in Morris' edition; or, if expurgated, in C. Clarke's, or Mrs. Haweis')
Milton's Paradise Lost, Lycidas, Comus, and the shorter poems
Dante's Divina Commedia
Spenser's Faerie Queen
Wordsworth (Mr. Arnold's selection)
Pope's Essay on Criticism
Essay on Man
Rape of the Lock
Byron's Childe Harold
Xenophon's Anabasis and Memorabilia [the latter listed earlier; this is an error in the '96 publication; the '86 did not include Memorabilia]
Gibbon's Decline and Fall
Hume's History of England
Grote's History of Greece
Carlyle's French Revolution
Green's Short History of England
Lewes' History of Philosophy
Swift's Gulliver's Travel
Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield
Cervantes' Don Quixote
Boswell's Life of Johnson
Schiller's William Tell
Sheridan's The Critic, School for Scandal, and The Rivals
Carlyle's Past and Present
Bacon's Novum Organum
Smith's Wealth of Nations (part of)
Mill's Political Economy
White's Natural History of Selborne
Darwin's Origin of Species
Burke's Select Works
Voltaire's Zadig and Micromegas
Goethe's Faust, and Autobiography
Thackeray's Vanity Fair
Lytton's Last Days of Pompeii
George Eliot's Adam Bede
Kingsley's Westward Ho!
The 1886 list includes Heinrich Heine, Lucretius, two works by Jane Austen (Emma and Pride and Prejudice), and two works by Robert Southey (Thalaba the Destroyer and The Curse of Kehama), but does not include Schiller or Kalidasa.
According to Teeter, the 1930 version excludes Comte, Dryden, and Hume's essays; and adds Seneca, Tennyson's Idylls and "smaller" poems, and two John Ruskin selections: Modern Painters and "Selection from the writings of."