This is a stunning set of seven 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 seven 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 seven 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 Français par les Textes, cours élémentaire. V. Bouillot (1914 edition.) This 107 year old book was published by France's famous Parisian publisher "Librairie Hachette" and is full of exercises, examples and studies of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation.
Grammaire, Cours Supérieur. Claude Augé (c.1900 edition) - this huge book is packed full of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation. It has studies of all the classics, poetry, théatre and letters. It covers everything from the origins of the French language to the history of literature for 11 - 14 year old collège children.
Grammaire Française, Théorie, 1134 Exercises, 133 Rédactions. Cours primaire .J. Dussouchet (c. 1921 edition.) An amazing book of language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations for 11- 13 year old children.
Geographie, Génerale, Amerique-Australasie, classe de sixième. L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette. (1925 edition.) This book is packed full of maps, photos, statistics and information on the continents of America and Australasia.
Arithmétique, cours moyen, 1ère et 2èmè années. M. Delfaud et A. Millet (1931 edition.) Fractions, mental arithmetic, volumes, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this school book for primary school children, aged 6-10 years.
Grammaire Anglaise. P. Dessagnes (1942 edition.) This book is a guide to learning English for French students. It has tables of English verbs, nouns and adjectives alongside French explanations of conjugation and sentence construction.
Exercises Latins, classes de 6ème et 5ème. CH Manquet, M. Roger et C. Sicard (1923 edition.) A study of Latin for scholars aged 12 years and upwards.
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 21cms/ 8¼" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 2.2kgs/ 4.8lbs.
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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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