Emily Post has been THE source for etiquette since 1922. Being a household word, Emily's complete guide to good manners and taste has been the choice for the entire family. All vital events of living are covered - christenings, engagements, weddings and funerals. Topics of interest and how to conduct oneself include "how to live with your mother in law", "how to make yourself liked", "smoking donts, such as don't park your cigarette on the edge of the host's coffee table", and MY favorite, "The tray for a guest who breakfasts in bed" (see picture). You'll be treated to 640 pages chocked full of interesting information. The final chapter addresses the Military and and post war etiquette.
This book goes beyond delightful, and a must have for the well appointed home, or at least a home that encourages conversation and relaxation, something to talk about. What a fun book to leave on the coffee table to spark comments at your party!
This book is a 1945 Copyright Edition, Completely rewritten by Emily Post, with it being the 75th printing, 1950, by Funk & Wagnalls Company. The condition is excellent, with the only issues being small tears in the paper dust jacket, a tiny stain along the top edge of the pages, and some yellowing of pages from age. No tears or other issues are noted and looks to have been used very little.
This would make a wonderful gift for the collector, maybe a housewarming present. Words can't express how special this book is!
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