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Chez Marcilly Napoleonic era metal-bound appointment book

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0861

Content Description

Derived from dealer description: This collection consists of one Napoleonic era mother-of-pearl and gilded metal bound monthly appointment book. It was published in approximately 1810 by Chez Marcilly in Paris. The book includes one metal pencil-like writing instrument with a roller-like tip, housed in a metal spiral on the unbound side of the notebook. When present, the pencil secures the notebook shut. Directly on the front piece of the mother-of-pearl is gilt floral decoration on all sides, with "Souvenir" written in decorative lettering in the center, and a small vignette of a man on a horse below. The rear piece of mother-of-pearl has a floral vignette as a centerpiece. Each month is labelled in cursive beneath a small rustic vignette. The booklet contains 19 leaves and is approximately 3.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide when closed.

Dates

  • Creation: approximately 1810

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

No biographical or historical information is available for the creator at this time.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)

Language of Materials

French

Abstract

This collection consists of one Napoleonic era mother-of-pearl and gilded metal bound monthly appointment book, published in approximately 1810 by Chez Marcilly in Paris. It includes one metal writing instrument, and is ornately decorated. No biographical data is available on the creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from White Fox Rare Books in March 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Austyn Wohlers in September 2019.

Title
Guide to Napoleonic era metal bound monthly appointment book
Author
Austyn Wohlers
Date
2019 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA