This is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded "Inky/sea" green tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect. There are works by two of France's most famous writers; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Corneille to give your bookshelves added French Chic!
This "Sea green" book bundle is made up of very collectible, and increasingly hard to find, books. 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:
Théatre Choisis de Corneille (1925 edition.) Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. This book chronicles his life and contains many of his most famous works, such as Le Cid, Horace, Cinna, Polyeucte, Le Menteur and Nicoméde.
Pages Choisis des Grands Ecrivains. J.J. Rousseau (1901 edition.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. His political philosophy influenced the progress of the Enlightenment throughout Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the development of modern political, economic and educational thought. This book has a biography alongside selected writings, studies of his letters and thoughts on religion, politics, education and society.
L'Enseignement Scientifique à l'ecole, cours moyen. G. Colomb (1931 edition.) Designed for children aged 9 -11 this book is packed full of information and illustrations on everything from water vapours and liquids, wind and weather, magnetism to electricity and heat. It is fascinating, full 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. Once you pick this book up it is impossible to put down again!
Sciences Naturelles du Brevet Elémentaire. A. Bremant (1935 edition.) Another amazing book of science, this time for 14 years and upwards. It has wonderful illustrations of the workings of the human body, anatomical diagrams. Drawings of fish, insects and everything from fossils to woolly mammoths. Chapters on geology, mineralogy, botany, zoology and horticulture - truly fascinating.
Les Textes Grecs. R. M. Guastalla, classes de première et de philosophie. (1934 edition.) A study of Greek writings. This book is in Greek with French notes and commentaries. It contains selected passages from Homer's epic poem "the Iliad", tradgedies by Sophicles, such as "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone" and works by Aristophanes, Aeschylus and Thucydides.
To display them altogether, in a bundle, you will need a minimum space of 14cms/ 5½" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 3.5lbs.
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