Portable writing case.
415 x 295 mm. Limp full calf portfolio, dyed in two shades, with giltstamped floral and ornamental borders and similar border around inset oval centerpiece. Pink moirée silk endpapers.
The personal writing case of Archduke Charles, famous for his victory over Napoleon in the Battle of Aspern and as the modernizer of Austrian military organization and administration during his long tenure, from 1801 to 1809, as President of the Council of War. A master binding from the collection of the Austrian art historian and longtime director of Vienna's Albertina collections, Walter Koschatzky (1921-2003), on whose information the attribution is based.
Edges scuffed and split in places; lower spine somewhat rubbed. A charming survival.