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.
Price includes shipping - see shipping notes.
This is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded red tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect.
This 'red' book bundle is made up of five French, antiquarian school books, very collectible and increasingly hard to find.
They are in genuine vintage condition, as you can see from the photos.
Most importantly they have that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
The five 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:
Exercises Français de Troisième Année - Larive et Fleury. (1888 edition.) This 131 year old book is full of exercises, examples and studies of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation.
Premières Lecons de Langue Française, cours élémentaires (1re et 2e années) - CH. Pierre (1903 edition.) This 116 year old book is the study of French language, grammer and verb conjugation for younger children aged 7 - 9 years old.
Petite Histoire Illustrée de la Littérature Fançais - J. Calvert (1938 edition.) This book studies French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation through writings by Frances famous authors, such as Diderot, La Fontaine, Victor Hugo, Flaubert, Voltaire and Molière to name but a few.
Cours de Langue Française, cours moyen et supérieur - CH. Maquet, Léon Flot et L. Roy (1923 edition.) Another wonderful book of French language studies this time for older children aged 9 - 11 years.
Arithmétique, cours moyen - J. Dumarqué et L. Renaud (1946 edition.) This book has '114 leçons, 1900 exercises et 400 illustrations' and is packed full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations and lots of mental arithmetic! I've left in various little page markers and notes that I found tucked inside some of the pages of this book, as they are part of its history and somehow taking them out doesn't feel right.
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 10cms/ 4" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.4kgs/ 3lbs.
We ship worldwide.
Your purchase will be carefully packaged and shipped from France using La Poste's First Class 'Colissimo International' service. It will be fully tracked, signed for and insured.
We don't charge for packaging and should the worst happen we always refund or replace.
Most orders ship the following business day. When we're extra busy, it may take up to 3 days.
Once you have been notified of dispatch the delivery time frames are as follows:
Europe: 1 - 5 working days.
Rest of the World 5 -14 working days.
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