Here we have an absolutely charming, elegant antique French Napoleon III to Belle Epoque souvenir notebook or “aide d’memoire” in textured black leather with an ornate reticulated silvered metal or silver plate clasp, fabulous condition and a bit of writing on the inside! Pocket size and perfectly usable, what an elegant little tool to add to your purse or inner coat pocket. The “Facebook” of its time surely :). The rest couple of pages have pencil writing that includes “Souvenir de…”, “Antoinette Lepretre" (sp?) and dates including 1893. No markings and it’s missing its little pencil but perfect for everyday use or simply as a desk or writing table top decorative accent with a fine pair of sterling silver & crystal inkwells :). Browse our shop, we have some we have some great inkwells, writing and desktop items for your perusal and pleasure.
Very good condition. The interior binding has a minor split on that first page with writing (see picture) but the binding overall is near perfect. There’s a loop to hold a small pencil but the pencil is missing. Clasp is complete and strong. See pictures for measurements.
Charming Antique French Black Leather Souvenir Notebook, Aide d’Memoire, Ornate Clasp
$259 $345 SALE