This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded 'Midnight/Inky' 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 have 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:
Alexandri Magni, Quni Curtii Rufi (1882 edition.) Alexander the Great (Latin "Alexandri Magni") is the only ancient Latin biography of Alexander the Great. It was written by the Roman historian Quintus Curtius Rufus in the 1st-century AD, but the earliest surviving manuscript comes from the 9th century. This wonderful 139 year old book has the original Latin text, with notes, remarks and commentaries in French.
L'année Preparatoire d'Histoire Sainte, TH. Bernard (1920 edition.) A guide to biblical saintes for school children, aged 6-8.
Fénelon, Lettre sur les Occupations de L'Academie Française, M. L. Grenier François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. Fénelon's letters to the French Academy was his last writing from 1714.
La Première Année de Rédaction et d'Elocution, I. Carré et L. Moy (1885 edition.) This 136 year old book studies writing and elocution for 9-11 year old children of the late 1800's. A fascinating book packed full of language exercises, vocabulary, verb conjugations and sentence constructions.
La Troisème Année de Latin, Grammaire latine complète. Classe de quatrième et classes supérieures, Othon Riemann et Henri Goelzer (1901 edition.) A study of Latin for scholars aged 14 years and upwards.
Textes Choisis, Paul Hazard et Lucien Texier (1936 edition.) A book on the history of ideas and literature by French writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. This book quotes works by all of France's most famous writers of the time, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Alphonse Daudet, Guy de Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, Chateaubriand, Emile Zola and Jules Ferry, to name but a few!
To display them altogether, in a bundle, you will need a minimum space of 12cms/ 4¾" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.7kgs/ 3.7lbs.
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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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