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:
The titles are:
Pantagruel, Oeuvres de Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre. Tome Deuxième. (Paperback c. 1930.) François Rabelais (1483 – 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar. This is the third book of Pantagruel, from 1546.
Pantagruel, Oeuvres de Rabelais, Le Tiers Livre. Tome Troisième et Dernier. (Paperback c. 1930.) The forth and fifth books of Pantagruel, from 1552 and 1564.
Du Contrat Social, Les Rêveries d'un Promeneur Solitaire, J. J. Rousseau. (Paperback c. 1930.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. 'The Social Contract' and 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.
Géologie, Gaston Bonnier. (Hardcover 1900 edition.) This amazing book is packed full of diagrams, illustrations, charts and tables for the study of geology for secondary school and college students of the early 1900's. It covers every aspect of geology, from fossils and wholly mammoths to sedimentary rock layers, crystal formation and glacial shifts. Once you pick it up is is impossible to put down again!
Théâtre Choisi de Molière, M. Maurice Albert. (Hardcover 1914 edition.) Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (15 January 1622 - 17 February 1673), known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright, actor, and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature. This book contains most of his most famous plays such as 'L'Avare' (The Miser), from 1668, 'Le Misanthrope' (Cantankerous Lover), from 1666 and 'Le Tartuffe' (The Impostor or The Hypocrite), from 1664, to name but a few!
La Terre, L’Amérique, L'Australasie, Camena d'Almeida (Hardcover 1903 edition.) A geographical study book for college students of the early 1900's, covering the American and Australasian Continents.
These six antique books have, over their long life, gathered pencilled scholarly notes, remarks and 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.
To display in a bundle, tied with twine, you will need a minimum space of 14cms/ 5½" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 1.8kgs/ 3.9lbs.
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