This is a stunning papier mâché Palais Royal aide memoir with a beautiful detailed painting under a glass panel featuring an imposing building and street scene depicting what appears to be the Chambre des Députés, Paris. The back is plain with a small blank cartouche. The original fine treen pencil slides neatly into three intact leather loops. These act as a closure or clasp when the pencil is in place. The interior is lined with moiré deep pink silk with an additional pocket. There is an unattached silk covered booklet with a maker’s mark from the Palais Royal and a frontispiece (see images), days of the week in French, with the addition of a calendar for 1841. There is an additional booklet of blank pages. The leather spine has a small loss at the top, otherwise the piece is in superb condition. Length 3.75 ins (10cm), width 2.48 ins (6.3cm), depth 0.40 ins (1cm). Weight 58 grams. Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $37.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
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