This is a charming silver gilt (unmarked) French aide memoir lined in deep pink moiré silk with original (I was told 18carat) pencil. The spine is of deep green velvet. Inside there is an extra pocket and a little loose notebook featuring some blank pages plus pages with the days of week in French and a printed calendar for 1856. A piece of cream ribbon acts as a bookmark. The front of the aide memoir features a central blank cartouche. It is in excellent condition and has a lovely shine. The back features a central engraving of flowers and has there is some unevenness in the gilding. The interior is in very good condition and the green velvet spine is sound. Length 3.75 ins (10cm), width 2.88 ins (7.3cm), depth 0.40 ins (1cm). Weight 58 grams.
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