This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded red tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect.
If you love shabby chic books then these are for you. They look lovely tied up with natural twine and displayed on a coffee table, mantelpiece, sideboard, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This red book bundle is made up of six 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 hard cover editions, they are distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Aide-Mémoire d'Analyse Chimique et de Toxicologie, Ludovic Jammes (1892 edition.) This wonderful book is 128 years old! It is a manual for student pharmacists. There is everything packed into this little book, from identifying mushrooms and poisons to the instruments and utensils required to mix formulas. Once you pick it up it's impossible to put down again!
Arithmétique, cours élémentaire, 1e et 2e années. - M. Delfaud et A. Millet. (1930 edition.) This book is packed full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, prisms, sphere and cones. It has tables of weights and measures alongside mathematical equations and fractions. This book is published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librairie Hachette'
Grammaire Anglaise, P. Dessagnes (1937 edition.) This book is a guide to learning English for French students. It has tables of English verbs, nouns and adjectives alongside French explanations of conjugation and sentence construction.
Le Livre Unique de Français, cours élémentaire, L. Dumas (1929 edition.) Published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librarie Hachette.' An amazing book, packed full of language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations for 6-8 year olds.
Leçons de Choses, cours moyen - V. Bouillot et A & C Chabanas (1936 edition.) A book for 9-11 year old children, covering topics such as plants and animals, the human body, weather, lighting, heating, basic metals, nutrician, food and farming. This book has the most detailed diagrams and illustrations of everything from beekeeping to the workings of the human digestive system. A fascinating treasure!
Le Français Expliqué, classe de sixième, G. Chappon et R. Vauquelin (1959 edition.) This book studies French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation through writings by Frances famous authors, such as such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, La Fontaine, Victor Hugo, Boileau, Racine and Molière to name but a few.
If you would like to display the books in a bundle, tied up with the twine, then you would need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 13cms/ 5¼" deep.
They weigh 1.7kgs/ 3.7 lbs.
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Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
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