French language Poetry scrapbook, Augustine Ruchet, c. 60 Manuscript / pictorial pages, 1870
French language Poetry scrapbook, belonging to Augustine Ruchet, c. 60 Manuscript / pictorial pages, 1870. The book could be Swiss in origin as Ruchet is a more common surname in Switzerland.
This book has the owner's signed name to a blank near the beginning of the book.
The album dates from the Victorian era, and 1870 appears handwritten on several occasions.
The book is a hardback with decorative embossed covers, but is now missing the spine section. Only in fair condition overall. There are a few detached pages and others are only weakly bound by thread. Some scattered loose tissue guards.
Inside are pages of beautiful script written in French, alongside many scrapbook style printed images, a few original drawings, lace style papers, embroidered fabrics, and printed cards.
Dimensions: approx 206mm high x 130mm wide x 20cm deep.
Weight: Approximately 354g (unpacked).