This is a stunning set of seven antique French books in faded red tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect.
They make excellent film and photo props and would be ideal for a boho, or shabby chic, themed wedding, as a table centerpiece decoration.
This 'red' book bundle is made up of seven French, antiquarian school books, very collectible and increasingly hard to find. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft shades and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
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 seven books are all hard cover editions, they are distressed from years of genuine use and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Grammaire du Certificat d'Etudes, Claude Auge (c.1900 edition.) This book has a lovely illustration on the cover of a Greek goddess reading to two children. An amazing book, packed full of language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations for children.
La Douce France, Réné Bazin (1933 edition.) A novel from the 1930's 'Gentle France'.
Cours de Langue Française, cours moyen et supèrieur - C.H Maquet, Léon Flot et L. Roy (1923 edition.) Published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librarie Hachette.' This book has grammar and vocabulary exercises, along with verb conjugations and elocution exercises for 6-13 year olds.
Cours de Langue Française, cours complémentaire, brevet élémentaire - C.H Maquet, Léon Flot et L. Roy (1925 edition.) The follow on book with language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations for older children, aged 14 -16.
Manuel de Morale et d'Instruction Civique, cours élémentaire, E. Bourceau et R. Fabry (1913 edition.) The moral and civil code of France. How to behave in family and society for school children.
Histoire de France, cours moyen at supèrieur, A. Aymard (1928 edition.) This book is a guide to French history from Prehistoric times through to the 1st World War of 1914-1918. It covers in great detail times such as the Gallo-Roman period, the renaissance, French empire and the French Revolution to name but a few.
Arithmétique, cours élémentaire, 1ère et 2èmè années, B. Courtet et C. Grill (1949 edition.) Fractions, mental arithmetic, volumes, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this school book for primary school children, aged 6-8 years.
If you would like to display the books in a bundle, tied up with the string (like the photos), then you would need a minimum space of 14cms/ 5½ high x 22cms/ 8½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 2kgs/ 4.4 lbs.
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