This is a photo of my paternal grandmother's devotional missal. She died when I was three years old and I have no memory of her other than the many photos that I've seen of her with the ever growing family. I remember seeing this missal at my childhood home and thinking how small and heavy it was compared to my larger and lighter missal.
It is bound in mother-of-pearl with a blue cross on the cover, written in Spanish with prayers for Mass, Confession, Communion and Holy Week. The title page says “La Joya de los Elegidos" (The jewel of the Chosen). Authored by J.A. De Lavalle and printed in Paris by G. Jeener.
There's no publication date on the missal but a Google search revealed that similar devotional missals were published between 1890 and 1910. I treasure this beautiful missal and keep it as a tangible memento of my abuelita, whom I was named after.