LAST CHANCE: Dear Customers, you will find several items listed in my shop as "Last Chance." I'm taking a leap into artistic endeavors, painting, collage and 3-D assemblage. So I'm going to be removing some items to be used in my art projects after Labor Day. If you find something, like this item, listed as LAST CHANCE, grab it now:)
This antique Souvenir de Paris book is small; just a bit over the size of a postcard. But with all the gold lettering and embossed Art Nouveau border, it makes a big impression. About 5.75 by 3.75 inches, the inside is one continuous strip of paper containing 14 prints of iconic Paris sites. One place, however, is noticeably missing and that's the Eiffel Tower. If you look at the panorama print, you'll see the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre Couer, Place de la Concorde... but no Eiffel. Pre-Eiffel and the 1 franc price doesn't date this item precisely but certainly hints at late 1800s, pre-1889. The back book cover shows stains, but overall, for its age, it's in astounding condition. Please note that the border of the prints interior is a flesh-beige. It looks lighter in the photos but the direct scans capture the tone better.
I can't help but imagine this beauty reworked into a book to hold some of your prized postcards!
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