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 seven 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 seven 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:
La Première Année de Grammaire, cours moyen. Théorie, 350 exercises. Rédaction et élocution - Larive & Fleury (1900 edition.) An amazing book, packed full of language exercises, analysis and verb conjugations.
Arithmétique, Classe de fin d'études. Certificat d'études primaires.- M. Royer et P. Court (1949 edition.) A book full of fabulous old diagrams and illustrations of angles, spheres, cones and mathematical equations.
La Grammaire Nouvelle et le Français, au cours élémentaire et moyen. - A. Souché (1945 edition.) An amazing book, packed full of language exercises, analysis and verb conjugations.
Précis de Grammaire Anglaise - G. Guibillon (1944 edition.) Another book of language exercises, analysis and verb conjugations, this time from French to English.
L'Enseignement Scientifique à l'Ecole, cours moyen - G. Colomb (1941 edition.) Designed for children aged 9 -11 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!
Textes Choisis pour le lecture et l'explication - B. Barthélémy (1951 edition.) Selected writings by all of France's famous authors, Victor Hugo, Balzac, La Fontaine, Boileau, La Bruyère, Rousseau, Daudet and La Martine for analysis and study.
L'Enseignement Scientifique par l'observation et l'expérience. - C. Grill et P. le Floch (1938 edition.) This fascinating book was for girls and covers everything from natural history, physics and chemistry to gardening and housework!
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