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Antique French 'Sea Green/Inky Blue' Book Stack.

$135

market:

Everyday

dimensions:

5" W x 5.5" H x 5" L

4 lbs

style:

Traditional

materials:

Wood

Tiggy
Tiggy & Pip
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.

Description

Designed to give your bookshelves added 'French chic', this is a stunning set of five antique French books in faded turquoise/sea green/inky blue tones. 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 turquoise, 'sea' greens/blues and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots. This book bundle is made up of French, antiquarian school books and classics, 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 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: Lettres Choisis, Madame de Sévigné - J. - R. Chevaillier et Pierre Audiat (1927 edition.) Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French 17th-century literature. This book contains a selection of these letters. Théatre Choisi de Corneille (1910 edition.) This book contains six works by Pierre Corneille (6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) who was a French tragedian. He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. Le Cid - a five-act French tragicomedy from 1637. Horace from 1640. Cinna from 1643 Polyeucte from 1642 Le Menteur from 1643 Nicomède from 1651. Cours Elémentaire d'Agriculture - A. Arnal (1937 edition.) This book has chapters on managing water systems and irrigation, vineyards, crop rotation, equine management, beekeeping and dairy farming, alongside diagrams and illustrations of agricultural machinery, plants, animal anatomy and formulas for fertilizers and pesticides. It is a fasciniating insight into French farming methods of the 1930's. Géométrie, Cours Complémentaires - A. Béché (1933 edition.) This book is filled with fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations. Morale, Instruction Civique, Droit Privé, Economie Politique. Cours Complémentaires - Charles Ab Der Halden (1939 edition.) Everything you need to know to be a good French citizen! If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with string (like the photos) then you would need a minimum space of 14cms/ 5½" high x 19cms/ 7½" long x 13cms/ 5" deep. They weigh 2.9kgs/ 4lbs.

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