Antique and vintage French book bundles for display


Shipping to United States: $40.13

A wonderful collection of antique and vintage French novels, classics, schoolbooks and poetry books, in groups of three carefully curated for size and colour, and tied with vintage hemp or jute string for that little bit of added French style.
The books came from the attics of an eighteenth century maison du maitre, owned by a minor aristocrat. They mostly date from the end of the nineteenth century and the first years of the twentieth century, with many examples being from a 1920s and 1930s book club.
Other older tomes feature hand cut pages, wonderful old gently faded covers and often a little inscription or notes inside from the bygone owner.
Each bundle will contain 3 books and these are antique items which show the passing of time. They are not in pristine condition and may have annotations, discolouration, tatters and other signs of age befitting such time worn treasures.
They are fabulous display items, photography props, and ephemera to create a little historical accent of France in your home.
The items will be packaged flat to prevent transit damage but your parcel will contain a length of vintage hemp string or jute twine to tie up the bundle to create your display.
Sizes vary but the largest books in each bundle are approx 19cm high by 13cm wide.
The books are written in French.
Price is for one bundle of 3 old books.

We are able to post out parcels from Metropolitan France and shipping fees are shown. Please allow plenty of transit time, as European post is notoriously slow!

*Please note that most deliveries within France and some other European Union countries are usually made to a Pont Relais collection point, there are usually a number of these located in shops and supermarkets in each town, and you will be given the opportunity to specify which one you prefer if this service is available for your location. Otherwise I will select the shop with the longest opening hours within your area. If you would prefer La Poste domestic delivery PLEASE ASK for a quote.
Deliveries to most other European destinations are generally to your doorstep unless it is much cheaper to use Pont Relais.
Outside of Europe we use La Poste International parcel service.
The sales tax is included in any sales so there should be nothing extra due to pay when your parcel arrives, subject to customs clearance. *The customer is responsible for any import duties incurred for an item. We will require a PHONE NUMBER to add to the customs forms, to help prevent any delays or transit problems. If you refuse delivery of an item due to customs costs, please be aware that your parcel's postage costs will be forfeit, although we are happy to refund the item purchase price upon return.

Our items are carefully selected antique and vintage pieces from France and they show the character and charm of years of use. We do not sell new or reproduction items so you can expect to find signs of the age and life that the piece has led. We believe this history adds to the story of an item. Obvious damage and faults will always be mentioned in our descriptions but minor age-related condition issues are not considered a detriment.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from France

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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