This is a stunning set of six vintage French books in faded creamy beige tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect. There are works here by some of France's most famous writers, such as Beaumarchais and Marcel Proust 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, 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 paperback editions, distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchais (1936 edition.) Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (24 January 1732 – 18 May 1799) was a French playwright. This book contains his one of his most famous works; The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy in five acts, written in 1778.
Vie de Jeanne d'Arc, Victor Giraud (1941 edition.) A book about the life of France's most famous saint, Jeanne d'Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", she is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War.
A La Recherche du Temps Perdu, II, Du Côte de Chez Swann, Marcel Proust (1949 edition.) Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel "In Search of Lost Time"; earlier rendered as "Remembrance of Things Past", published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. This book the 2nd part of the series.
Auteurs Français, Tome I, Seizième Siècle et Dix-Septième Siècle (1ère Partie.) L. Levrault et M. Hervier (1952 edition.) A wonderful book featuring selected works by famous French 16th and 17th century authors; such as Rabelais, Montaigne, Corneille and La Fontaine.
Auteurs Français, Tome III, Dix-Huitième Siècle L. Levrault et M. Hervier (1952 edition.) Another wonderful book featuring selected works by famous French 18th century authors; such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Auteurs Français, Tome IV, Dix-Neuvième Siècle L. Levrault et M. Hervier (1952 edition.) The follow-on book featuring selected works by some of the famous French 19th authors; such as Victor Hugo, Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Alfred de Vigny, Honoré de Balzac and Alfred de Musset.
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 12cms/ 4¾" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.4kgs/ 3 lbs.
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