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This is a stunning set of six antique French books in faded beige/taupe tones. They are 'aged to perfection' and will give you an instant 'old library' effect and your bookshelves added French chic!
This 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.
The six books are all hard cover editions, they are distressed from years of genuine use
The titles are:
Les Temps Modernes, Classe de Quatrième - Albert Malet (1905 edition.) This is an amazing book that starts with a chapter on the maritime discoveries, of spices and precious metals, by the Spanish and Portuguese navigators and ends with Louis XVI's arrest in 1792. It takes in all of France's rich history in between, with chapters on the Renaissance period, Wars of Religion, 30 Years War, the establishment of the Monarchy, reigns of XVI, XV and French society of the 17th Century.
Cours d'Arithmétique, cours supérieur, classes de fin d'études, certificat d'études primaires - CH. Pugibet, A. Adam et P. Gason (1952 edition.) A book full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations.
Mathématiques, Arithmétique et Algèbra. Géométrie - Dessin Géometrique, Classe de Cinquième - A. Millet (1938 edition.) Algebra, fractions, volumes, weights, measures and geometry all feature in this book.
Leçons de Choses, Cours Moyen - V. Boulet & C. Chabanas (1942 edition.) This book is amazing, once you pick it up it's impossible to put down. It has wonderful illustrations of the workings of the human body, anatomical diagrams. Drawings of fish, birds, dissected plants and studies everything from water vapour, and the atmosphere, to the classification of animals - truly fascinating.
Géometrie dans L'Espace, Classes de Première des Lycées et Colléges - C. Lebossé et C. Hémery (1949 edition.) This book is filled with fabulous diagrams and formulas for shapes and areas. If you love algebra and trigonometry then this book is for you!
Les Auteurs du Nouveau Programme, Classe de Sixième des Lycées et Collèges - A. Souche, M. David et J. Mamaison (1944 edition.) Selected writings, for study, from all of France's famous authors such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Racine, Rousseau, La Fontaine, Corneille, Daudet, and Molière to name but a few!
If you wish to display the books in a bundle/stack with string then you would need a minimum space of 13.5cms/ 5¼" high x 20.5cms/ 8" long x 15cms/ 6" deep.
They weigh 2.1kgs/ 4.6lbs.