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Antique French Red Book Stack.
Antique French Red Book Stack.
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 stack is made up of six French, antiquarian schoolbooks, 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:
Essais Montaigne, texte choisi et présenté par Adrien Delclaux. (1952 edition.) Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592), also known as Lord of Montaigne, was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. His essays are some of the most influential ever written!
Eléments de Comptabilité, avec de nombreaux exercises, F.I.C (1886 edition.) A study of accounting and accountancy from the late 1800's. This book has charts, equations and tables used in the finance and banking industries. There are chapters on taxation, insurance, bookkeeping, public funding, international exchange rates, loans and capital gains. A fascinating insight into the methods and calculations of accounting used 140 years ago!
Géographie, Génerale, Amerique-Australasie, classe de sixième. L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette. (1923 edition.) This book is packed full of maps, photos, statistics and information on the continents of America and Australasia.
Géographie de la France, classe de première, L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette. (1922 edition.) Another amazing book of maps, photos, statistics and information on France and the French Colonies of the early 1920's.
Cours Primaire de Grammaire Française, cours supérieur et complementaire - J. Dussouchet (1928 edition.) Published by France's famous Parisian publisher "Librarie Hachette". A gorgeous book of language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations for 11- 14 year old children.
Arithmétique, cours moyen, 1ère et 2èmè années. M. Delfaud et A. Millet (1924 edition.) Fractions, mental arithmetic, volumes, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this schoolbook for primary school children, aged 6-10 years.
If you would like to display the books in a bundle, tied up with the string (like the photos), then you would need a minimum space of 13cms/ 5" high x 20cms/ 7 ¾" long x 13cms/ 5"deep.
They weigh 2kgs/ 4.4lbs.
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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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