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 'blush' tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This 'peach' 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:
Le Livre de Maître du Cours Pratique d'Arithemétique, Cours Supérieur - A. Minet, L. Patin et O. Delannoy (1924 edition.) Who doesn't love mathematical equations when they are this stylishly represented!
Anatomy & Physiology, Animales & Végétales, Classes de Philosophie, Sciences Expérimentales, Mathématiques - V. Boulet et A. Obré (1946 edition.) A fascinating book of anatomical diagrams and illustrations. It covers the dissection of plants and animals, plant reproduction and evolution. The anatomy of the human body, and everything from the function of our organs to the digestive system and our senses. Once you pick this book up it is impossible to put down again!
Le Vocabulaire des Ecoles, Cours Moyen et Supérieur. Livre de Maître - M. Fournier (1928 edition.) This book is packed full of vocabulary, language exercises, sentence construction and verb conjugations.
Chimie, Brevet Elémentaire - Ed Escal (1920 edition.) Everything you need to know about chemistry, from the early 1900's, is here. Chemical experiments and observations for higher level students.
Manuel de Physique et de Chimie, Classe de Troisième, Des Cours Complémentaires et Des Collèges Moderne - Georges Tréherne (1952 edition.) A book of exciting science, covering topics from electricity, gravity, heat, weight, pressure, water vapour, light, meteorology and magnetism to elements.
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with string then you would need a minimum space of 14cms / 5½" high x 20cms / 7¾" long x 14cms / 5½" deep.
Altogether they weigh 2.2kgs / 4.8lbs.
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