single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Leo
Tolstoys classic story, War and Peace. It makes for
a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Prince, so Genoa and Lucca are now just family estates of
the Buonapartes. But I warn you, if you dont tell me
that this means war, if you still try to defend the infamies
and horrors perpetrated by that AntichristI really believe
he is AntichristI will have nothing more to do with
you and you are no longer my friend, no longer my faithful
slave, as you call yourself! But how do you do? I see
I have frightened yousit down and tell me all the news.
was in July, 1805, and the speaker was the well-known Anna
Pavlovna Scherer, maid of honor and favorite of the Empress
Marya Fedorovna. With these words she greeted Prince Vasili
Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first
to arrive at her reception. Anna Pavlovna had had a cough
for some days. She was, as she said, suffering from la grippe;
grippe being then a new word in St. Petersburg, used only
by the elite.
her invitations without exception, written in French, and
delivered by a scarlet-liveried footman that morning, ran
you have nothing better to do, Count (or Prince), and if the
prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not
too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between
7 and 10Annette Scherer.
what a virulent attack! replied the prince, not in the
least disconcerted by this reception. He had just entered,
wearing an embroidered court uniform, knee breeches, and
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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