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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Wow! This was a stunning 'find'! I was so excited to find this gorgeous antiquarian book, rare and collectible.
This book is massive! It weighs almost 4kgs (9 lbs)!
It is mesmerizing in the detail and information packed into its pages. Once you pick it up it seems impossible to put it down again!
When I found this book, in an antiquarian book shop in Angoulême, it had some old prescriptions and doctors noted tucked inside the pages. I've shown them in the photos and I am leaving them inside the front cover for you, as they are an important part of this books history. Two of the handwritten notes are dated 1919. There are two other prescriptions, dated 1923 and 1930. I hope you enjoy seeing and reading these little snippets of history as much as I did.
The photographs show a very small selection of the 1294 pages, containing 2462 gravures (engravings), 22 cartes (charts), 78 tableaux synoptiques (synoptic tables), 33 planches et 2 carte en couleurs (plates and colour chart), 26 en-têtes artistiques , 1 planche découpée (anatomie du corps humain).
This French language one-volume work was published in 1922 and is a complete A - Z of absolutely everything medical that was known at the time. It contains the most fabulous illustrations, charts and diagrams and would make a thoughtful gift for any doctor or graduating medic. It is a fascinating incite into medicinal and surgical practices from the 1920's and is wonderful for comparing how much treatments and practices have changed over the last 100 years. Anyone who is interested in medicine would adore this book.
Considering its 100 year age it is in near perfect condition. 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.
It has a gorgeous embossed hard cover and measures 27cms/10½" tall x 21cms/8¼" wide x 8cms/ 3¼" deep.
Éditions Larousse is a French publishing house specializing in reference works. It was founded in 1852 by Pierre Larousse.
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