This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded beige/caramel tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect. There are works here by some of Frances most famous writers, such as Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas & Diderot to give 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 tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They can be used as photo and film props, as well as table centrepieces for boho weddings and shabby chic displays.
This 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 six books are all paperback editions, distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose.
The titles are:
Lucrèce Borgia - Victor Hugo (1882 edition.) Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Lucrèce Borgia is his 1833 play, a historical work portraying the Renaissance-era Italian aristocrat Lucrezia Borgia.
Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix Ans Plus Tard (Des Trois Mousquetaires et de Vingt Ans Après), Tomes I, II, III, IV - Alexandre Dumas (late 19th/ early 20th century editions.) Alexandre Dumas (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870) is one of Frances most famous writers. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later is the third and last of The d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. It appeared first in serial form between 1847 and 1850.
La Religieuse et Jacques le Fataliste - Denis Diderot (1913 edition.) Denis Diderot (5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent figure during the Enlightenment. This book contains two of his most renowned works, La Religieuse (also called The Nun or Memoirs of a Nun), completed in about 1780, and Jacques the Fatalist and his Master, also written during the period 1765–1780.
If you wish to display the books in a flat bundle/stack with string then you would need a minimum space of 13cms/ 5¼" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.5kgs/ 3.3lbs.
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