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Dusky Pink Shabby Chic Book Stack of Antique French Books.

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This is a stunning set of five antiquarian French books in faded dusky pink tones. They are "aged to perfection."
The perfect original gift for booklovers the world over.

The five books are all hardcover editions, distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:

The titles are:

Premiers éléments d'industre manufacturière ou Simples Notions sur les procédés en usage pour préparer les objets nécessaires à la nourriture, au logement à l'habillement et a l'instruction de l'homme. M. Paul Leguidre (1882 edition.) This gorgeous little 140-year-old book is packed full of instruction and diagrams on the manufacture of everything from bread, flour, sugars, beers and wines to glass blowing, printing, and linen and wool production and construction materials. Absolutely fascinating!

La Première Année d'Arthmetique, Théorie, Problèmes, Calcul Mental. P. Leyssenne (1902 edition.) Fractions, mental arithmetic, volumes, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this schoolbook for primary school children, aged 6-10 years.

Traité Elémentaire de Mécanique, Rationnelle et appliquée. George Maneuvrier (1916 edition.) A manual of basic mechanics. A fascinating book with chapters on aviation, motors, hydraulics, energy (static and motion), forces, balances, centres of gravity and levers. It covers everything from aeronautical engineering to pulleys and winches!

Grammaire, cours moyen - Claude Augé (published by the famous "Librairie Larousse"' 1912 edition) - this 110-year-old book has a lovely illustration on the cover of a Greek goddess reading to two children. A teaching guide for studies of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation for primary school children.

Guide Pratique du Jardinier Français ou Traité complete d'horticulture, PH. Desmoulins (c.1900 edition.) This one-volume work has two main parts. The first half of this book is a complete guide to gardening, it has calendars and sections divided into plant types, such as bulbs, vegetables, fruit trees and cereals. Everything from germination to harvesting, feeding and pest control. The second half is an A-Z dictionary of plants; descriptions, information, names and vocabulary of gardening and plants. It also has charts of plant “families” and suggested companion planting and crop rotation. I don't think a more comprehensive gardening guide exists and certainly not one as stylish as this! If you love genuine, "time-worn" books then this is for you. It has lost some of its cover binding, revealing the stitching of the pages at the spine and the first few pages are loose, but it is complete. It needs to be handled with respect for its age and condition.

These five books have, over their long life, gathered names inside the front covers, 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 stack, you will need a minimum space of 16cms/ 6¼" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.9kgs/ 4 lbs.

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