This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded blue/grey tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect.
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, soft blues and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This 'light blue/grey' 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 hardcover editions, distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose.
The titles are:
La France et Ses Colonies, Troisième Année - L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette (1931 edition.) A study of France and France's overseas territories, geography and population.
Ls Sciences Physiques, Brevet Elémentaire - A. Brémant (1917 edition.) This book is amazing, once you pick it up it's impossible to put down. It has wonderful illustrations and diagrams of experiments in meteorology, electricity and magnetism. It has chapters on physics, such as light and optics, heat, energy and gravity. The chemistry chapters cover all the elements, precious metals, liquids and gases.
Les Sciences Physiques & Naturelles, Cours Elémentaire - A. Brémant (1925 edition.) This book has wonderful illustrations of the workings of the human body, anatomical diagrams. Drawings of fish, insects and everything from fossils to woolly mammouths. It has wonderful dissected illustrations of plants, flowers and mushrooms - truly fascinating. It also has a beautiful cover illustration of a Deer, surrounded by a butterfly border.
Sciences et Enseignement Ménager, Cours Moyen, Jeunes Filles - A. Brémant (1934 edition.) This book is similar to the one above with basic science studies but it has almost half the book given over to
household management. Chapters such as domestic economy, vegetable gardening and bringing up children. This book was published for girls, aged 9-14, of the 1930's!
Le Textes Français XVIe Siècle, classes de troisième, seconde et première - J.R Chevaillier et P. Audiat (1927 edition.) A wonderful book with all the famous French 16th century authors and their work, such as Montaigne, d'Aubigné, Rabelais, Ronsard and Marot to name but a few!
Le Textes Français XVIIe Siècle, classes de troisième, seconde et première - J.R Chevaillier et P. Audiat (1927 edition.) This book studies famous French 17th century authors and their work, such as La Fontaine, Racine, La Rochefoucauld, Corneille and Molière.
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with twine then you would need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 1.9kgs / 4.1lbs altogether
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