Antique French Red Book Bundle. Shabby Chic Vintage Book Stack of French School Books. Books for Decoration and Instant 'Library Effect'.
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.
The perfect interior decorators 'o'bjets d'art' they will add a splash of colour to neutral rooms. They look lovely tied up with natural twine and displayed on a coffee table, sideboard, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This 'red' book bundle is made up of seven French, antiquarian school books, very collectible and increasingly hard to find.
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, Deuxième Livre - Claude Augé (published by the famous 'Librairie Larousse') - this book also has a lovely illustration on the cover of a Greek goddess reading to two children.
Arithmétique, cours moyen - certificat d'études - M. Royer et P. Court (1931 edition.)
La Grammaire Nouvelle et Le Français, des petits. - A. Souché (1934 edition). Simple studies of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation for young children.
Cours de Langue Française, cours moyen et superieur - C.H Maquet, L. Flot et L. Roy (1930 edition.) Published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librarie Hachette.' An amazing book, packed full of language lessons and exercises, analysis and verb conjugations.
Manuel de Sciences Naturelles, première année - G. Eisenmender et H. Coupin (1934 edition.) This book is packed full of studies of weather patterns, photosynthesis, plants, rock formations and plate techtonics.
Le Livre Unique de Français, Lecture, grammaire, vocaubulaire, orthographe, initiation à la composition Françasie. Cour élémentaire - L. Dumas (1929 edition)
Les Sciences, physiques et naturelles, cours moyen et supérieur - J. Dutilleul et E. Ramé (edition date unknown) This book is amazing, once you pick it up it's impossible to put down. It has wonderful illustrations of fish, insects and everything from fossils to woolly mammouths - truly fascinating.
If you would like to display the books in a bundle, tied up with the twine (like the photos), then you would need a minimum space of 12cms high x 20cms long x 14cms deep. (4¾"x 7¾" x 5½")
The more book bundles I compile the more difficult it gets to part with them as each set is so steeped in history and life that they 'feel' alive to me.
Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy seeing these books as much as I have enjoyed finding them.
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