Orange Book Stack of Classic Literature by Voltaire & Lamartine.
This is a stunning set of five antique/vintage French books in faded beige/ peach/ dusky orange 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 Voltaire and Lamartine 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 five books are all hardcover edition, distressed from years of genuine use, and some of the pages are delicate and loose:
The titles are:
Graziella/ Raphaël, A. de Lamartine (early 1900's edition.) Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine, Knight of Pratz (21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869), was a French author, poet, and statesman who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France. "Graziella" is his 1852 novel. It tells of a young French man who falls for a fisherman's granddaughter – the eponymous Graziella – during a trip to Naples, Italy; they are separated when he must return to France, and she soon dies. Based on the author's experiences with a tobacco-leaf folder while in Naples in the early 1810s, Graziella was first written as a journal and intended to serve as commentary for Lamartine's poem "Le Premier Regret". "Raphaël" was written in 1849 and is a transposed account of his love for Julie Charles.
Encyclopédie Scientifique. Les Produits Pharmaceutiques Industriels, Tome Second. P. Carré ( 1909 edition.) A fascinating guide to the pharmaceutical industry of the early 1900's. Full of chemical formulas and classifications.
Physique, des cours complémentaires, classes de 4ème et 3ème. J. Lamirand, R. Annequin et C. Chamfy (c.1950 edition.) Physics lessons for 14-16 year old children. It covers an exciting range of topics on weights, density & pressure, heat, light and electricity to name but a few!
Les Auteurs du Nouveau Programme, classe de troisième des lycées et collèges et cours complémentaires. A. Souche, M. David et J. Lamaison (1957 edition.) This book is packed full of famous French literary works from the middle ages through to the early 1900's. All of France's most famous writers are here; Corneille, Racine, Molière, Madame de Sevigné and Victor Hugo, with many other, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile Zola, Honoré de Balzac and Voltaire. Aimed at students from 16 years old and upwards.
Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire, "Physique" Tome I (1825 edition.) Almost 200 years old this book is rare and collectible. It is Voltaire's note, commentaries and writings on physics. It covers the philosophy of Isaac Newton amongst others.
To display them altogether you will need a minimum space of 13cms/ 5" high x 22cms/ 8½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 4.6 lbs.
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