This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded beige/caramel tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect and your bookshelves added French chic!
They look lovely tied up with twine and displayed on a coffee table, sideboard, mantelpiece, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They can be used as photo and film props, as well as table centrepieces for boho weddings and shabby chic displays.
This book bundle is made up of French, antiquarian school books, very collectible and increasingly hard to find. They are in genuine vintage condition, as you can see from the photos. They have been held and read by many, many people who have 'thumbed through' them, studied them, ear marked pages, loved, lost and cherished them and they have finally ended up here - looking for a new home and a new adventure. They have also gathered a few pencil marks and names inside the covers over the years. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic.
Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
The six books are all distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Cours de Physique et Chimie (Graçons et Jeune -Filles), Deuxième Année - E. Alamelle et A. Flamand. (Hardcover 1922 edition.) A fascinating book packed full of exciting science, covering topics from electricity, water vapour, light, heat ,meteorology and magnetism to chemical elements.
Arithmétique, Cours Moyen 1ere Année - Ch. Pugibet, A. Adam et P. Gason (Paperback 1953 edition.) A book full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations. Algebra, fractions, volumes, time, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this book.
Cours d'Arithmetique, Brevet Elémentaire, par Une Réunion de Professeurs, Livre de Maitre (Hardcover 1930 edition.) Who doesn't love mathematical equations when they are so stylishly represented!
Notions de Technology - H. Gilbert (Hardcover 1912 edition.) This is an interesting book studying the advances and uses of technology in various industries, such as food and clothing manufacturing and furniture production.
Précis d'Histoire de la Langue et du Vocabulaire Français (Paperback 1949 edition.) This book is published by France's famous Librarie Larousse. Their motto "Je sème à tout vent" ("I sow to all winds") apperas on the cover this book, beside the famous wind scattered dandelion seeds image.
Sciences Naturelles (Géologie), Classe de Quatrième, par Une Réunion de Professeurs. (Hardcover 1955 edition.) This book covers geology subjects such as volcanoes, rock formation, plate tectonics and earthquakes to name but a few!
If you wish to display the books in a flat bundle/stack with string then you would need a minimum space of 13cms/ 5¼" high x 21cms/ 8¼" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 2.2kgs/ 4.8lbs.
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