This is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded grey/blue tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect, and 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, soft greys and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This 'light blue/grey' book bundle is made up of French, antiquarian 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 hardcover editions, distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose.
The titles are:
Fleur de France, Pierre Maël (1908 edition.) This 112 year old book is a novel, written in 1896, it has some, light, pencilled notes in the margins, where it has been used for study at some point in its rich history.
Morceaux Choisis de Auteurs Français, CH. M Des Granges (1930 edition.) This is an enormous book, packed full of famous French literary works. There are selected works by all of Frances most famous writers, La Fontaine, Racine, Victor Hugo, Voltaire, Molière, Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau to name but a few!
Histoire de la Literature Françasie, CH. M Des Granges (1942 edition.) Another huge book documenting the history of French literature. It has wonderful tables in the back showing the movement of arts, literature and history from the middle ages to 1930. Again all of France's famous writers are studied. Flaubert, Bauldelaire, Alfed de Vigny, Alfred de Musset, Daudet, Alexandre Dumas, Balzac, Paul Claudel, Boileau, Montaigne and many, many more. There are some lovely handwritten notes tucked inside the front cover that are part of this books history too!
Le Monde, Géographie Génêrale, moins Europe. Première Année, programmes de 1920 - L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette (1929 edition.) This book is packed full of maps, photos, statistics and information on the world (outside of Europe and the European colonies) in the 1920's.
Cours de Physiques, J. Basin (1911 edition.) A book of exciting physics, covering topics such as electricity, gravity, heat, weight, pressure, water vapour, light, meteorology, magnetism and energy.
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with twine then you would need a minimum space of 16.5cms / 6½" high x 19cms / 7½" long x 13cms / 5" deep.
They weigh 2.8kgs / 6.2 lbs altogether.
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