Designed to give your bookshelves added 'French chic', this is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded turquoise/aqua blue tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect. They can be used as photo and film props, as well as table centrepieces for boho weddings and shabby chic displays.
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 turquoise, 'aqua' blues and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
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 five 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:
Morceaux Choisis, Prosateurs et Poètes Français, cours élémentaire - E. Ragon (1906 edition.) Selected writings from all of France's famous poets of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Racine, Honoré de Balzac, La Fontaine and Jean-Jacques Rousseau to name but a few!
Cours Abrégé de Physique, 1ere, 2eme et 3eme Années - M. Chassagny et F. Carré (1919 edition.) A fascinating book packed full of exciting physics, covering topics from electricity, water vapour, light, heat, meteorology and magnetism to electricity.
Histoire de France, Jusqu'a La Révolution - Albert Malet (1912 edition.) This amazing book covers the history of France from the Gaule's through Charlemagne, the Crusades, the Renaissance, Wars of Religion and the French Empire up to the French Revolution. Comprehensively documented through images and maps. It covers art and literature too.
L'Ecole du Bonheur, enseignment ménager total - Mme. Foulon-Lefranc (1944 edition.) This book is packed full of good housekeeping practices and everything the housewife of the 1940's will need to know. Topics such as first aid and childcare to cleaning and cooking - it's all here!
L' Anglais Vivant, classe de sixième - P. et M. Carpentier- Fialip ( 1938 edition.) This book is in English and is a guide to learning English for French students.
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with string (like the photos) then you would need a minimum space of 12cms/4¾" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 4.6lbs.
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