Title Handsome Mid-Nineteenth Century Full Leather Folio and Letter and Office Paper Organizer
Binding Blindstamped Full Morocco
Book Condition Very Good
Seller ID 003299
With inscription from 1856. 35 by 23 cm. Black leather blindstamped and gilt ornamented with typical designs of period. Pockets within for Letters Answered, Unanswered and Notes & Addresses and loosely attached notebook of leaves still entirely blank. The front cover also is backed with a pocket bearing no caption, and this, closed, served as a writing surface. Many separate sheets with tracing of various ornament and occasional written notes dating back to the 19th century and probably done by the original owner of the folio. The folio closed with a flap that folds over the front and has a clasp which is still usable but doesn't lock -- there is no surviving key. Considerable wear and rubbing to the leather, but overall still attractive.