Hard-to-find 1927 Emily Post's complete guide to good manners and good taste.
COLLECTOR'S 1927 hardcover book - Etiquette The Blue Book of Social Usage. Original unclipped dust jacket, $4.00 flap. New and enlarged edition.
Exquisitely illustrated including private photographs and facsimiles to social forms. 48 pages of questions and answers selected from Mrs. Post's extensive correspondence.
Emily Post; "Etiquette, is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is the code of sportsmanship and honor. It is ethics. No one should do anything that can either annoy or offend the sensibilities of others."
Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Company, New York and London. Copyright, 1922, 1927, new and enlarged edition, 1933, 29th printing. No isbn, Not ex-library.
EXTRAORDINARY historical photographs, 20 glossy full page black & white plates including wedding bouquet frontispiece. Photos do not fully capture elaborate detail. WOW!!
Emily Post answers all your questions about the socially acceptable thing to do and how to do it - in any situation and on any occasion.
All vital events of living covered-engagements, weddings or funerals. Rules of correct social conduct taught-whether preparing for a wedding, giving a party, formal dinner, traveling, business meeting or politics.
Entering into the 1930's, Post keeping up with the times added important new features:
Weddings expanded in new directions:
Simplest Wedding to Bride,
Jewish to Catholic, Double Wedding,
Groom's Parents Divorced etc...
Etiquette of Women in business - problems and how might she meet them,
Etiquette in Washington and State Capitols - advice in all areas,
American neighborhood customs, and when Mrs. Three-in-one gives a party,
The Interpretations of the young moderns - admitted by Best Society,
Flat silver and its usage, many new diagrams and much more.
Opera, Theater & other Public Gatherings,
Correspondence, Balls and Dances, The Debutante,
Making Ones Position in the Community,
Formal Teas and Afternoon Parties, Dress,
Etiquette in business & politics, Club Etiquette,
Weddings, Dating, New Bride, Table Manners,
Vanishing Chaperone and other new Conventions,
Country house and its hospitality, Christenings,
Clothes of a Gentleman, Travel and so much more.
Bride's bouquet, house wedding, church wedding,
Formal afternoon tea table, child at table,
Personality of a house, gem of a house,
Formal dinner table, flat silver, ideal guest room,
Single and double dessert service, after dinner coffee & more.
Four pages of book advertisements at end, one ad per page and dust wrapper ads on flaps. Fascinating look at life during 1920's and 1930's.
Heavy, thick hardcover, unclipped dustwrapper-$4.00 flap, brilliant dark blue cloth boards, vibrant gilt titles front and spine. Gift quality.
740 MINT, unused pages, 9" x 6". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear. Incredible condition for 80 years old!!
Pages fine/bright/clean-minimal wear-very light yellowing. One page 2" tear fold-out 4.5" bottom closed tear. DJ good, general shelfwear.
We had so much fun reading this scarce gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!!
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