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Large Red Leather Pocketbook with Buff Interior


pure Moroccan red leather, 4"x6 3/4" (10x17 cm) closed

Red leather pocketbooks were quite common in the 18th to early 19th century in a great variety of styles from plain to quite elaborate. This one has two pockets along with a pencil holder at the top. This pocketbook is made to modern measurements so modern money will fit the pockets. For a written example of their use this is taken from London's The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, of 1763 in a "grand larceny" trial "I'll search the gentleman myself. It was a red leather pocketbook with the notes in it as mentioned in the indictment."

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