I can't resist antique French books, made with gloriously embellished covers so they would be treasured, as they should be.

The books are sold in pairs or individually as seems appropriate, please choose from the drop down menu. Please note each price is different. 

All books are in antique, pre-loved condition and will hace damage to the covers and foxing to the pages.

Pair 1: 'L'Èpreuve', a traditional illustrated story, ornate red, gold and black embossed cover with damage to the spine and 'La Petit Robinson de Paris'. This has gold embossed flowers on a red cover., the reverse has a ring where someone has probablu put a glass on it.  Judging by the construction of the books and the outfits worn (top hats etc) these books date from the second half of the 1800s or very early 1900s. They are 23cm or 9" long.


Pair 2: These are the most decorative with flowers and foliage in gold and black on the red covers. 'La Dette des Robert' and 'En Vacances'. There is wrinkling of the spine to the latter. We have a date in the form of a book plate, showing the date it was awarded as a prize; 1905. They are 27cm / 10" long.


Book 3: On its own 'La Joie de la Maison' again no date but late 1800s - early 1900s judging by the clothes in the pictures. This has a geometric design cover, gold on red. It is 25cm or 10" long.



French antique books with beautiful red and gold covers