Title: Polite Society at Home and Abroad.
Publisher: Youth's Publ Co
Publication Date: 1891
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Later edition, same year as first, lg 8vo, 350pp, 8 color illustrations, 15 b/w plates, add'l b/w line illustrations within text, blue cloth, decorative gilt and black embossed tableau to front cover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, all pages of text with a decorative color border, Very Good, spine ends rubbed, corners rubbed and bumped, rear hinge cracked, binding tight otherwise, pages tanned with age, 2" tear on frontis (blank) leaf at bottom gutter. An attractive book nonetheless. Chapters include Home Manners, Salutations, Washington Etiquette, Going into Society, Parties, Balls and Like Entertainments, Wedding Customs, In the Dining Room, The Timid, The Awkward and Shy, Taste and Harmony in Dress, A Short Chapter on Business, Toilet Recipes, The Etiquette of Cycling, et al. See Bobbitt, Bibliography of Etiquette Books, 230, for the first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 2452
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