1882 Antique Victorian Etiquette Book Weddings Home Dress Manners Toilet Recipes
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WELCOME TO MY sale YOU ARE VIEWING Gems of Deportment A Manual of Instruction for the Home by Mrs. M.L. Rayne Tyler & Co., Detroit 1882
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This sale is for an original 1882 edition of " Gems of Deportment and Hints of Etiquette" The Ceremonials of Good Society, Including Valuable Moral, Mental, and Physical Knowledge. Original and Compiled from the Best Authorities, With Suggestions On All Matters Pertaining to the Social Code. A Manual of Instruction for the Home by Mrs. M.L. Rayne. Published by Tyler & Co., Detroit, Mich., 1882.Hardcover. Original decorative green cloth with silver, gold and blackstamping to the cover and spine. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Red coated page edges. Full-page and text illustrations. 414 Pages. 6 1/8 x 8 1/4" tall. An excellent gift for a Wedding, Bridal Shower, House Warming. If you love Victorian Etiquette books, you will love this one! Great for Display in a library or bookcase!! Contents Include: Chapter I. Social Ethics-Manners and Morals of Good Society--Breeding of More Value Than Birth-Habits Formed in Youth-Correct Deportment at Home Chapter II. Law of Hospilality--English Hosts and American Guests-The Duties of Visitors at Country Houses-Golden Rules--Art of Conversation--Subjects of Conversation Chapter III. The Mother--Her Influnce On The Lives of Her Children-Happy Mothers--Foolish Mothers--Tribute of Great Men to Their Mothers--Our Girls--Street Etiquette for Girls--Our Boys-Home Influence--Rules for Boys--Profanity and Slang--Boys Smoking--What Boys Should Learn--Rules of Behavior Chapter IV. Everyday Etiquette--Definition of a Gentleman--Definition of a Lady--Manners of Little Girls--Little Tempers--Chronic Grumblers--Extravagant Language--Gossip and Slander--Decision of Character--Gentlemen at Home--Affectations-- Chapter V. Introductions--Place of Introduction--Embarrasement of Introductions--Form of Introduction--Etiquette of the Occasion--Importance of Making Acquaintance. Chapter VI. Hand-Shaking--A Few Rules To Be Observed--Salutations and Replies Among the Different Nations of the Earth--"When Greek Meets Greek'"-The Bible Code of Politeness--The Modern bow--The Kiss Chapter VII. Etiquette of Letter-Writing--Historial Letters--Anonymous Letters--Elegant Letter-Writing--Brief Letters--What Kind of Letter-Paper To Use--Color of the Ink---Rules for Letter-Writing--Letters of Introduction Chapter VIII. Letters of Condolence--Business Correspondence--Love Letters--Answered and Unanswered Letters--Dates, Addresses, Stamps, Punctuation, etc. Chapter IX. The Value of Reading--Reading Aloud--What Books to Read--Buckle's List--How to Read Books--Favorite Books----German Literature--Books That Every Body Reads--The Bible and Shakespeare Chapter X. The Bath--Cleanliness of PersonA Duty We Owe To Society--Baths, Ancient and Modern--Their Effect on the Health--Aids to Beauty--Artificial Salt-Water Baths--Bran Baths--Rain Water Baths--A Moorish Bath--The Arab Perfume Bath--The Milk Bath--The Wine Baths of Paris Chapter XI. The Eyes--Their Value and Beauty--Poetry of the Eyes--Spectacles and Their Use--Ornamenting the Eye--Etiquette of The Eyes--Weak Eyes chapter XII. The Teeth--Rules for Taking Care of the Teeth--The Breath--How to Keep it Sweet--Small Mouths--The Hair--Care of The Hair--Rare Colors in Hair--White Hair--How to Preserve It--Children's Hair--Miseries of an Elaborate Coiffure. Chapter XIII. Taking Care of the Nails--The Hand--Beauty and Use of the Hand--The Feet--Ladies' Feet--Feet and Their Value--Poetry of the Sole Chapter XIV. Engagements--Ring of Betrothal--Secret Engagements--Behavior of the Engaged--Engagement Gifts--Announcing the Engagement--Engaged Girls--Marrying for Love--Married Lives--Advice to Young Wives, Advice to Young Husbands--Demeanor of Married People Toward Each Other at Home and In Society, etc. Chapter XV. Weddings in London--In America--Weddings at Home and in Church--Brides-Maids--The Wedding Ring--Widows and Widowers--The Presents--Hint for the Wedding Day--American Weddings--The Wedding Day--Brides-Maids' Dresses--The Bride's Dress--The Bridal Veil--Following the Ceremony--Marriage in China--Money and Marriage in Paris--Marriage in the East Chapter XVI. Wedding Presents--What to Give and How to Give It--The Wedding Tour Chapter XVII. Divorce--Its Complex Laws--Difficulty of Obtaining it in Foreign Countries--Divorce in England--In Massachusetts, etc. Chapter XVIII. Etiquette of the Table--Knives and Forks--How To Use Them--Use of the Fork--Use of the Spoon--Finger Bowls--Table Manners--Use of the Napkin--Luxury in Eating Chapter XIX. Physical Nerve--Presence of Mind--Swimming--Drowning--How to Avoid It--Restoration of the Drowned--How it Feels to Drown--To Jump From a Steamer's Deck Chapter XX. Beautiful Costumes--Artistic Dress for Woman--Some Beautiful Ball Dresses--Color and Style--A Study--Autocracy of Dress--Garb of Vocation--Men's Dress--Immagrants' Costumes--Remarkable Toilets-- Chapter XXI. Etiquette of Religion--Immortality of the Soul--What is the Bible Like--Trusting God--Juvenile Pessimism--Dying Words--The Fashion of Unbelief--Behavior in Church-- Chapter XXII Early Teas--Luncheons--Receptions--How to Invite--How to Respond--What to Wear--When to Go--Etiquette of the Occasion Chapter XXIII. The Calling Card--Style of Cards--Visiting and Invitation Cards--Wedding Cards--New Year's and Dinner Cards--Etiquette of Cards Chapter XXIV. Cosmetics--Their Use and Abuse--How To Be Beautiful--A Clear Skin and How to Acquire It--Plumpness--Leanness--How to Keep Youthful--Beauty and its Value--Celebrated Beauties--Some Recipes of Value to the Toilet--To Diminish Wrinkles--To Conceal Wrinkles--Soothing Lotion For The Face--Cream De l'Enclos for the Complexion--Turkish Rouge--Pearl Water Cosmetics--Perfumes Chapter XXV. Diamonds--When To Wear Them--Their Value as Property--Rare Diamonds of the World--Largest Diamond--A Present of Diamonds From the Khedive of Egypt--Other Gems--Superstitions Connected With Opals--Etiquette of Jewels Chapter XXVI. Dinners Great and Small--How to Invite--How to Answer--How to Entertain--Elegant Dinners--Post-Prandial Speeches--Famous Dinners--Etiquette of Dinner-Giving--Menues--Saying Grace--Dressing for Dinner--How to Serve a Dinner at Home--Millionaire Dinners--A Dinner With Genius--A Wonderful Dinner--A "Hunt" Dinner Chapter XXVII. Riding on Horseback--Driving--Etiquette of the Saddle--Hints to Equestrians--Carriage Etiquette--Love Making Chapter XXVIII. The Literature of Flowers--Signification of Names--Poetical Language of Flowers Chapter XXIX. Music--Its Value As An Accomplishment--Great Authors On Music--Behavior At Concert and Operas--Influence of Music--How To Dress For The Opera Chapter XXX. American Travelers in Europe--Funds--Bills of Exchange--A Safe Precaution--Letters of Credit--Francs--Languages--Etiquette of Ocean tTavel--Hints for Ocean Travel--Etiquette on Board Ship Chapter XXXI. Gems of Poesy--What is Poetry--Its Relation to Deportment--Poems of Patriotism--Recitation- Poems of Consolation and Religion--For a Golden Wedding-- Chapter XXXII. Elocution--Reading and Speaking--Culture of the Voice--Value of Words--Pronunciation--Laughing Chapter XXXIII. Learning a New Language--Rules for Acquiring French and German--Books Suitable for a Course of Study--Etiquette of a Foreign Language Chapter XXXIV. Funeral Ceremonies--Etiquette in the House of Death--Invitations and Notice of Funeral--The Mourning Toilet Deportment of a Widow--Deportment of a Widower This copy is in Very Good condition!! The boards are clean and tight. There is light wear to the corners and spine ends. The binding and hinges are solid and tight.There is light foxing on the frontispiece and title page. the front free endpaper has a name and address in pecil. The pages are clean bright and tightly bound. No torn or missing pages. An excellent addition to a library or collection. Fast Shipping--Free Delivery Confirmation!! offer with confidence... We have 12 years experience selling on . We maintain100% response. Please Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Condition glossary:
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