I was terribly impressed. It reinforced my certainty that I was on the right track.
Yes, it's genuine Victorian. And I knew quite enough, even then, to appreciate that he'd ruined its monetary value by writing in it (not shown), and that this indicated True Love.
I'm not expecting flowers, a card or the like today. He's been showing quite enough love, for better, for worse etc, to take him through the rest of our lives, whatever happens. It's a lot of work, marriage - however, in the long run ...
... it's worth the effort.
And, in other news, Winter Olympics! Yay (except for curling and speed skating)!!(!)