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 five antique French books in faded red tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect.
If you love shabby chic books then these are for you. They look lovely tied up with natural twine and displayed on a coffee table, mantelpiece, sideboard, bedside table or dresser. The covers have faded with time to subtle, dusky, soft tones and the pages are yellowed with age, with age spots.
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:
Le Français par les Textes, cours élémentaire. - V. Bouillot (1912 edition.) This 107 year old book was published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librairie Hachette' and is full of exercises, examples and studies of French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation.
Algèbra et Arithmétique, classes de quatrième et troisième. - L. Roux (1938 edition.) A book full of formulas and equations so if you love Algebra this book is for you!
Histoire de France, cours moyen et supérieur. - A Aymard (1931 edition.) This book has a wonderful cover illustration of a scene from the French Revolution and is a guide to French history from prehistoric times, through the Gaule's, the middle ages, the 100 years war, and the wars of religion, through to the French Revolution, Napoléon and all the way to the Great War (1914 - 1917) and is impossible to put down once you start reading it!
Arithmétique, cours élémentaire, 1e et 2e années. - M. Delfaud et A. Millet. (1930 edition.) This book is packed full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations. This book is also published by France's famous Parisian publisher 'Librairie Hachette'
Deuxième Livre de Lecture Expliquée, Vocabulaire et Composition. Cours Moyen - M. Guéchot (1907 edition.) This 112 year old book studies French grammar, vocabulary and verb conjugation through writings by Frances famous author, such as Diderot, La Fontaine, Victor Hugo, Flaubert, Voltaire and Molière to name but a few.
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 8cms/ 3¼" high x 20cms/ 7¾" long x 14cms/ 5½" deep.
They weigh 1.2kgs/ 2.6lbs.
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