This is a handwritten legal document called an acte notaire. It consists of eight pages (16 front and back) of a heavy laid paper that has an almost bluish tinge. It seems to regard some kind of accounting. On the front page it is dated “An 10” which means “Year 10” in French and indicates that it is from 1799, as during the French revolution the calendar was restarted in 1789 as Year 1. Please note it has some damage commiserate with its age: small tears, water spots, and a light fold mark across the back page but overall it is in remarkable shape. Please scroll down for further photos and click on any image to see a larger resolution.
Measures 39cm x 25cm (15″ x 10″). Cost is £45 with worldwide shipping of £11 (approximately $57 + $14 USD but please use this currency converter for exact exchange rate).