Tiggy & Pip is a vintage home décor shop by mother and son décor and interior design loving duo, Tiggy and Pip Coudray.
With a shared love of all things French and vintage we opened our shop in 2011.
Based in France, between Cognac and La Rochelle, we source unusual items from recent French and European history. Everyday French household items from the 1880's to 1980's which, although at one time were plentiful, are now increasingly rare and collectible. We source specialist props for films/photo shoots and interior designers. Many of our 'finds' are currently on display in a number of top New York restaurants and Hollywood apartments.
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This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded green 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 Jean-Baptiste Racine, Clement Marot and Agrippa D'Aubigné to give your bookshelves added French Chic!
Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
This 'green' book bundle is made up of French classic literature and old French 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.
The titles are:
Ovide, Morceaux choisis des Métamorphoses (hardcover 1926 edition.)
Publius Ovidius Naso was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. The Metamorphoses is his Latin narrative poem,considered his magnum opus. Comprising 11,995 lines, 15 books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythical-historical framework. This book is published in Latin and contains specially selected sections of this great work.
Oeuvres de Clément Marot (early 1900's edition.) Clément Marot (23 November 1496 – 12 September 1544) was a French Renaissance poet and this book contains some of his most famous works.
Les Tragiques par Agrippa d'Aubigné. (early 1900's edition.) Théodore - Agrippa d'Aubigné (8 February 1552 – 29 April 1630) was a French poet, soldier, propagandist and chronicler. This epic poem Les Tragiques (1616) is widely regarded as his masterpiece.
Théâtre Choisi - Racine (hardcover 1911 edition.) France's famous writer Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699) was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and an important literary figure. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young. All of these famous works are in this book!
Leçons de Chimie, a l'usage des écoles normales d'instituteurs (préparation au brevet supérieur.) - J. Guyot et Mme. Gauthier-Echard (hardcover 1914 edition.) This book is packed full of chemistry formulas and experiments for the budding chemist of the early 1900's!
La Machine Humaine, anatomie, méchanique et physiologie. - Dr. A Hitier (hardcover 1941 edition.)