This is a stunning set of five antiquarian French books in faded blue/green tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect and give your bookshelves added French chic!
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/inky, blues/greens 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:
Morale, Léon Ancel et Joseph Boucher (1905 edition.) Everything you need to know to be a good French citizen!
Les Auteurs Pédagogiques (extraits), F. Brémond (1910 edition.) More famous French literature from Montaigne, Rabelais, Fénelon and Jules Ferry.
Précis de Géométrie Plane - F. Brachet et J. Dumarque (hardcover 1938 edition.) A book of problems and exercises in geometry. This book is full of fabulous old illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations. Algebra, fractions, volumes, weights and measures all feature in this book.
Eléments de Sciences, cours moyen, Elie Lazerges (1934 edition.) A fascinating book of anatomical diagrams and illustrations. It covers the dissection of plants and animals, reproduction and evolution. The anatomy of the human body, and everything from the function of our organs to the digestive system and our senses. It has beautiful colored pages of mushroom, plants, birds, butterflies and mammals, worthy of framing.
Histoire de France, cours moyen, 1ère et 2ème années, L. Lavisse (1951 edition.) This book has a wonderful Art Nouveau style cover and is a guide to French history from the Gaule's through to the 2nd World War of 1939-1945.
To display them altogether, in a bundle, you will need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 1.8kgs/ 3.9lbs.
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Your purchase will be carefully packaged with the utmost care and attention and shipped from France. It will be fully tracked.
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