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Book Condition: Very Good Minus
Scarce, with only known copy in BNF -- no other copies found on OCLC First Search. N.d., circa 1816. Near miniature, 112 by 62 mm. 80 pp. Seven copper engraved portrait plates of the Bourbons restored to power following the Congress of Vienna. This quintessential lady's pocket book -- it resembles with its slipcase and other aspects the pretty almanacs produced by Janet, the publisher here, and Le Fuel during the Restoration period. This was seems to be a souvenir and celebration of the Restoration, and we have to think it was issued early during the period when hopes ran high and disillusionment with the monarchy had not set in. Condition: vertical crack of vellum on spine. Moderate foxing/soiling in the interior. Slipcase heavily soiled, structually sound though.