Designed to give your bookshelves added 'French chic', this is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded turquoise 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 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 turquoise, 'aqua' blues 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 six books are all distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose.
The titles are:
Contes, Extraits. Voltaire (paperback 1966 edition.) François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit. This book studies his life and some of his most famous works, such as Candide (1759), L'Ingénu (1767), Micromégas (1752), Jeannot et Colin (1764) and Zadig (1748.)
Histoire de France, cours moyen - A. Seignette (hardcover c.1890 edition.) Everything you need to know about French history from the Romans and Gaules through to the Frenco-Prussian war of 1870. This book takes in all of the French Kings from Charlemagne to Louis XVI, the French revolution, Napoléon and historical events such as Jeanne d'Arc's meeting with Charles VII. A fascinating trip through time for children aged 9 - 12 years old.
Histoire de France de 1774 à 1851. Deuxième Année, programmes de 1920 - Albert Malet et Jules Isaac. This book teaches France's rich history from Louis XVI through the French Revolution , Napoléon and to the restoration of Louis XVIII and Charles X and beyond.
Cours de Langue Française, cours complémentaire - CH. Maquet, Léon Flot et L. Roy (hardcover 1958 edition.) This book has been manufactured with the cover on upside down but is perfectly readable and is packed full of studies of French grammar, vocabulary, verb conjugation and language exercises and analysis.
Principaux Aspects du Globe, La France, Première Année - L. Gallouédec et F. Maurette (hardcover 1911 edition.) This book has tables, maps, photos, statistics and information on France and the French colonies of the early 1900's.
Le Monde, moins l'Europe, A. Gibert et G. Turlot (1939 edition. This book is packed full of maps, photos, statistics and information on the world (outside of Europe and the European colonies) in the 1930's.
To display them altogether, in a bundle, you will need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.8kgs/ 3.9lbs.
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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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