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1882 Antique Victorian Etiquette Letter Writing Pen Flourishing Cooking Home Law For Sale
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This sale is for an original 1882 edition of "Gaskill's Compendium of Forms" Educational, Social, Legal,and Commercial, a CompleteA Self Teaching Course in Penmanship and Bookkeeping, and Aid to English Composition; Together with the Laws and By-Laws of Social Etiquette and Business Laws and Commercial Forms. A Manual of Agriculture, Mechanics and Mining, and a Complete Guide to Parliamentary Practice, the Whole Forming a Complete Encyclopedia of Reference by Prof. G.A. Gaskill. Elegantly Illustrated.Published by R.S. Peale & Co., Chicago. 1882. 17th edition. Hardcover. Victorian decorative cloth with titles on the cover and spine.Profusely illustratedwith full-page and illustrations in the text, withtwo color chromolithographs. xxiv,645 pages, index and commendations in the rear.9 x 11" tall. A Large, heavy volume.
Rare, Victorian Etiquette Book. If you love antique victorian etiquette books you will love this book!! This copy is in unusually good condition!! Perfect gift for House warming, wedding, bridal shower and holiday gift.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
Natural and Artificial Language, Elementary Sounds, Syllables, Spelling, Simple Rules, Words and Derivations, Prefixes, Suffixes, Improved Spelling, Capital Letters, Punctuation, English Grammar, Common Errors Corrected, Slang Expressions, Paragraphs, Figures of Rhetoric, Orthography and Syntax, Sentences Building
COMPOSITION, ELUCUTION AND ORATORY.
Giving practical suggestions as to Style, Breathing, Qualities of Voice, Articulation, Key, Variation, Force, Rate, Delivery, Gesture and the Passions, Subjects for Essays, for Compositions, for Conference, for Disputations, Discussions, Deliberative and Political, for Poems and Orations
WRITING, PENMANSHIP AND PEN FLOURISHING.
Containing a History of Writing, Analysis of Small and Capital Letters, with Rules and Directions for Plain Business Penmanship, Off-Hand Flourishing, Teaching, Penmanship, How to Organize and Conduct Writing Schools, Elegantly illustrated with twelve full-page Lithographic Plates, and numerous Woodcuts
A Self-Teaching Course, Easy Methods, including the most approved forms of Double and Single Entry, as used in Stock and Partnership, in Jobbing, Importing, and other Business.
Nearly 20,000 Synonymous Words, or Parallel Expressions, with cross references to words contrary meaning, Dictionary of Pronunciation. Dictionary of Words of Similar Pronunciation, Spelled Differently, Dictionary of Flowers, and their Language, Foreign Phrases, Words and Quotations, Dictionary of Abbreviations, Post Office Rules, Etc.
Comprising Analysis of the Position, Arrangement,and various parts of Letters, including Heading, Conclusion, Signature, Use and Abuse of Titles, Style and Expression, Paper and Envelopes
LETTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE.
Including Mercantile Letters, Letters of Credit, Letters of Application, Letters of Condolence, Advisory Letters, Letters of Favor, Letters of Recommendation, Domestic Letters, Letters of Love and Courtship, Notes Accompanying Gifts, etc.
SOCIAL CORRESPONDENCE AND FORMS.
Giving Forms of Wedding Cards and Invitations, Party, Ball, and other Invitations, Acceptances and Regrets, Wedding Anniversaries, Visiting Cards, etc.
SUCCESS IN BUSINESS.
Giving Rules of Business, the Right Vocation, Location, Integrity, Diligence, Good Judgement, Economy, Self-Help, Good Manners, Spirit of Work, Business Traits, Qualities and Habits
History of Banking and Bank Clearance Houses, Forms of Notes, Checks, Drafts, Simple and Compound Interest Tables, Interest and Usery Laws of each State, and Statute of Limitations, Banking and Equation Tables, a complete Glossary of Legal and Commercial Terms, Bills of Exchange, Due Bills, Orders, Receipts
LAWS AND FORMS OF BUSINESS.
Business Law in General, The Law and Forms of Agreements and Contracts, Breach of Contract, Agency, Attorneys, Apprentices, Arbitration, Assignments, Bonds, Bills of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Common Carrier, Deeds, Abstract of the Laws of the several States governing Deeds, Guaranty, Landlord and Tenant, Leases, Married Women with Abstract of all State Laws, Mortgages, Partnership, Patents, Fire, Marine and Life insurance, The Right of Suffrage, Aliens, The Insolvent Laws of each State and Jurisdiction of Justice of the Peace, Trade Marks, Exemptions from Forced Sale, and Collection of Debts, a Complete Abstract of the Laws of each State and of Candda, also a Complete Synopsis of the Game Laws of each State, governing the Protection of Game
MECHANICAL AND SCIENTIFIC TABLES AND FACTS.
Giving Rules and Tables for Mechanics, Builders, Contractors, Masons, Bricklayers, Plasterers, and other trades; with Table of Wages, Board, Rent, Etc., and Weight of Iron, Brass, Copper, Steel, Lead, etc. with Illustrations and Laws of the several States governing Mechanics' and Builders' and other Liens
AGRICULTURE AND MINING.
Agriculture, the Main-spring of all Industry, Hints on the Selection of a Farm, a Convenient House, Ventilation, Water Supply, Cisterns, Cellar and Store Room, Barn and Out-Buildings, Rules for Farming, Tables giving Capacity of Bins, Corn Cribs, Cisterns, Quantities of Seeds required to the Acre, and thousand sof facts of value to the Farmer, Mines, Mining and Minerals, with numerous Illustrations
TABLES OF REFERENCE.
Contains Thousands of Facts, giving a Tabular Political, Financial, Military and Naval History of the United States, History of each State, its Debt Legislative Government, Number of Miles of Railroad in 1880, Population 1880; Distances, Sizes, Dates, Measures of the Weight, Value of Foreign Coins, Complete Directory of the Turf, The Whole Civilized World at a glance, Exports and Imports of various Countries, the whole forming a Standard Compedium of Reference
PARLIAMENTARY ETIQUETTE AND RULES.
A Compendium of Parliamentary Law, based upon the Rules and Practice of Congress; Organization and Conduct of Business for Assemblies; Forms of Constitutions and Resolutions, Petitions, etc., with a Table of Rules relating to Motions, etc, giving answers at sight to nearly three hundred questions in Parliamentary Practice
THE HOME AND FAMILY LIFE.
Health, Happiness, Human Love, Courtship, Marriage, Husand and Wife, the Home and Family, The Mother and the Education of Girls
Comprising the Laws of Social Etiquette, Etiquette of Introductions, Salutations, Mornign and Evening Calls, Shopping, Picnics, Visiting, Parties, Balls, Dinners, Funerals, Carriage and Horseback Riding, Church, Opera, Theater, Hotel, Weddings, Baptisms, Traveling, and Jewelry, Croquet, Archery and Matinee Parties, the Art of Conversation, Washington Official Etiquette, etc.
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE.
Containing Choice Proverbs and Literary Selections, Proverbial Expressions commonly used traced to their origin.A Magazine of Quotations fromt he Poets of the Old and New World
Comprising a Choice Selection of familiar Poems, old and new, that have become imperishable household gems
This copy is inVery Goodcondition!! The boards are clean and tight. Front inside hinge is cracked. There is light wear to the corners and spine ends.Inner hinges are cracked, the boards are securely attached.The pages are clean and bright. There is no writing or markings. The plates are all present and in excellent condition.
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