Here is a delightfully preserved legal document from October 1879 consisting of a front and back cover plus 8 pages of French calligraphy/script inside, bound together with red-pink twine. The first and third pages of the document each bear two embossed seals or stamps. I have not tried to translate this document except in bits and pieces, but you no doubt could with Google translate and some patience, because the writing is small but very readable. I can tell you that it has to do with Monsieur Antoine Hippolyte Lepicier, who was a bricklayer. I'm assuming from the itemized list on page 5, these are records of work that Mr. Lepicier did. There is a line of reference to "located behind the Faubourg houses." So perhaps some property purchase also?? Please note that for color accuracy, consider the direct scans of the half pages. The photos make the paper look whiter and brighter than it is. The legal paper pages are a creamy antique white. The document shows some wear but for its age, it is remarkably well-preserved. The back cover has a stain but the interior pages are amazingly pristine. The closed document measures about 12.25 by 8.5 inches. To clear up any confusion: there are 8 legal pages. I have photographs of 6 pages and one scan with the seals shows part of the other 2 pages.
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