This is a stunning set of six vintage French books in faded creamy white tones. There are works here by some of France's most famous writers, such as Victor Hugo, Corneille, Baudelaire and Jean Jacques Rousseau 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, antique white, 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:
Extraits, J.J. Rousseau par PH. Van Tieghem (Hardcover 1936 edition.) Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer. 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.
Victor Hugo, Depuis L'Exil (actes et paroles) (Hardcover c.1912 edition.) Victor Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. This is a collection his political texts written between 1870 and 1876, and published in 1876.
Sertorius, Tragédie, Pierre Corneille (Paperback 1959 edition.) Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. Sertorius is a play based on the revolt by Quintus Sertorius, created for the Théâtre du Marais of Paris for the 25 February 1662.
Le Cid, Tragi-Comedie, Pierre Corneille (Paperback 1946 edition.) A five-act tragicomedy first performed in December 1636.
Les Romans de Chrétien de Troyes, Tome IV, Le Chevalier au Lion (Yvain) (Paperback 1975 edition. ) Chrétien de Troyes was a French poet and trouvère known for his writing on Arthurian subjects, and for first writing of Lancelot, Percival and the Holy Grail. Chrétien's works represent some of the most highly regarded medieval literature. Yvain, the Knight of the Lion was written c. 1180 simultaneously with Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart, and includes several references to the narrative of that poem. It is a story of knight-errantry, in which the protagonist Yvain is first rejected by his lady for breaking a very important promise, and subsequently performs a number of heroic deeds in order to regain her favour.
Oeuvres Complètes de Baudelaire, les Fleurs du Mal (Paperback 1952 edition.) Charles Pierre Baudelaire (9 April 1821 – 31 August 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist and art critic. Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil) is a volume of his poetry, written from 1840 and ending with his death in August 1867.
To display them altogether you will need a minimum space of 11cms/ 4 ¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 13.5cms/ 5¼" deep.
They weigh 1.4kgs/ 3 lbs.
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