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 105 year old, one-volume work, has two main sections: a dictionary featuring common words and an encyclopedia of proper nouns.
The photographs show a very small selection of the 1224 pages, containing 500 portraits, 24 cartes (charts), 2000 gravures (engravings), 56 drapeaux en couleur (coloured flags) and 35 tableaux encyclopédiques spécifiques (detailed tables).
The book itself is mesmerizing in the detail and information packed into its pages. Once you pick it up it seems impossible to put it down again!
This dictionary was published in the 1914 and if you love genuine, 'time-worn' books then this is for you.
It's cover binding is loose, revealing the stitching of the pages at the spine and it has 'aged to perfection' with 'yellowed' pages, delicate and full of 'age spots'. Most importantly it has that 'old book smell' reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.
Éditions Larousse is a French publishing house specialising in reference works such as dictionaries. It was founded in 1852 by Pierre Larousse and its best-known work is the Petit Larousse, which is still published annually.
The book was once owned by a Paul Hugues and he has written very clearly inside the front cover!
This book would look fabulous displayed on a coffee table. A real 'talking point'.
It is a hardcover edition and measures 17cms x 10cms x 6cms (6½" x 4" x 2 ¼") and weighs 700gms (1.5lbs)!
The cover is a little loose and there are a few loose pages, that are delicate, although it is complete, this is to be expected with the age of this book, through years and years of use. It has clearly been held and read by many, many people who have 'thumbed through' the pages, studied them and ear-marked them. Someone has pressed a lucky 'four leaf clover' in between the pages, I've left it there for you, as part of the books history.
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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We've lots more gorgeous book stacks if you'd like to take a look.
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