1880 Antique Victorian Gilded Age Manners Etiquette Deportment Balls Love Letter For Sale
“There are certain sensible rules of etiquette which have come down from one cultured generation to another, and have stood the test of time. These are observed in the best circles in Europe and America, and are to society what common law is the body politic. Of these, no man who is ambitious to win in society, or in business life, can afford to be ignorant or unobservant.”
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This rare book of Victorian/Gilded Age rules of etiquette is arguably the most detailed and complete book on manners from that period. The preface states that “A manual of deportment, to be useful, must contain specific and minute directions rather than fine discourses and glittering generalities. It will be useful as it is clear, concise, and exact in matters of detail.” The page examples pictured below show just how detailed and explicit this book of deportment is.
It’s all here! – A complete guide to winning in Victorian and Gilded Age society.
****Manners at Home****Children****Entrance into Society****Introductions****The Salutation****The Visiting Customs of Gentleman****Ladies’ Calls and Cards****Receptions and Kettle-Drums****Evening Parties and Balls****Dinners and Dining****Breakfast, Luncheon and Tea****The Wedding-Day****After Marriage****Anniversaries****Funeral and Mourning Customs****The New Year’s Call****Washington Etiquette****In Public Art of Dress****The Toilet and Toilet Recipes****
CONDITION: 133 years old! and in solid Good antique condition. Cloth has chipped at top and bottom of spine and board tips and edges have rubbed through. Inside, very nice. All pages clean and tightly bound, no writing, marks or odors. Boards are securely attached. The book measures 8 ¼” x 6” and has 436 pages.
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