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 blue tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect and 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 blues and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
This 'blue' book bundle is made up of 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 six 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:
Choix de Lectures, cours moyen - A. Mironneau (1921 edition.) Selected writings from all of France's famous authors such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, La Fontaine, Corneille, Daudet, and Molière to name but a few!
La Vie Littéraire à l'école, cours élémentaire - E Huleux. This book studies French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation through famous writers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Lamartine and Chateaubriand.
Le Livre de L'Ecole, cours moyen - CH. Lebaigue (1982 edition.) This book has a lovely collection of writings, by famous French authors such as Boileau, Racine, Diderot and many more, for 9-11 year old children.
Deuxième Leçons de Langue Francaise, cours moyen et supérieur - CH. Pierre (1903 edition.) An amazing book, packed full of language exercises, analysis and verb conjugations.
Les Science à l'Ecole Primaire, cours moyen et supérieur - J. B Lalanne et Bidault. Designed for children aged 9 -13 this book is packed full of information and illustrations on everything from water vapors and liquids, plant reproduction, magnetism, electricity and heat, to the human body!
Histoire de France, cours moyen, 1ére et 2émé années - E. Lavisse ( 1938 edition.) This book has a wonderful Art Nouveau style cover and is a guide to French history from the Gaule's through to the 1st World War of 1914-1918.
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with string (like the photos) then you would need a minimum space of 10.5cms/4¼" high x 19.5cms/ 7½" long x 13cms/ 5" deep.
They weigh 1.6kgs/ 3.5lbs.
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