Almanach de Poche

FRENCH ALMANAC

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LOVELY FRENCH ALMANAC IN SPLENDID CONTEMPORARY HAND-PAINTED ENAMEL BINDING

(FRENCH ALMANAC). Almanach de Poche. Pour l’Année 1773. Vienna: J. T. de Trattnerr, (1773). 32mo (1-1/4 by 3-1/2 inches), contemporary half calf, gilt-decorated spine, hand-painted white enamel covers, silvered mirror affixed to front pastedown, patterned endpapers. Housed in a custom patterned silk clamshell box. $4000.

Delightful 1773 small-format French almanac in lovely contemporary hand-painted enamel binding, complete with small silver-backed mirror affixed to front pastedown.

The contemporary enamel binding depicts a young couple seated in a bucolic scene on the front cover, with the image reversed on the rear cover. A small silver-backed mirror affixed to the inside front cover is still present. Text in French. Small ink stamp to title page.

Remarkably well-preserved, complete with original mirror, in excellent condition.

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