This is a stunning set of six French books in faded creamy beige tones. They are "aged to perfection" and will give you an instant "old library" effect.
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 shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. They make excellent film and photo props and would be ideal for a boho, or shabby chic, themed wedding as a table centerpiece decoration.
The six books are all distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose. They have also gathered pencilled scholarly notes, remarks, comments, on the pages, 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 titles are:
Discours sur L'Histoire Universelle, Tome premier, Bousset (Hardcover 1834.) This wonderful little book is 187 years old! It is a discussion of history from the beginning of the world until the empire of Charlemagne, in the 800's.
Histoire les Revolutions, arrivées dans le gouvernement de la Republique Romaine, Tome Second, Vernot (Hardcover 1834 edition.) Another 187 year old book of history led revolutions in the Roman Republic.
Anthologie des Poètes du XIXe Siècle, E. Maynial (Hardcover 1935 edition.) A selection of 19th Century poets and their work. All of France's most famous writers of the time are featured in this book, Alfred de Musset, Victor Hugo, Lamartine, Alfred de Vigny, Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine and Paul Claudel to name but a few!
Lettres de Mon Moulin - A. Daudet (Hardcover 1939 edition.) Letters from My Windmill is a collection of short stories by Alphonse Daudet first published in its entirety in 1869. It is considered to be Daudet's most important work. It is cherished by many French, particularly in the South, for the picture it paints of the local culture.
Elevage Rationnel des Animaux Domestiques (Zootechnie générale), André Leroy (Hardcover 1929 edition.) An agricultural encyclopedia of domestic farm animals.
La Composition Française, aux divers examens. Ch. M. des Granges et Mlle. Maguelonne (Hardcover 1930 edition.) A teachers/lecturers guide to French composition.
To display them altogether you will need a minimum space of 15cms/ 6" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.9kgs/ 4.2 lbs.
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