Published by Holmes & Edwards Silver Co., Bridgeport, Conn., 1931
Soft cover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. 14 pages; illustrations; illustrated paper covers (4 3/4 x 7 inch). Gives examples of use of silverware during various gatherings of people. ie. Luncheon, Unexpected Guests, Bride's Shower, Wedding Reception, Buffets, Sunday Morning Breakfast, Holiday Teas, etc. Lists essential service used.
Seller Inventory # 10515
Published by Western Union.
Soft cover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. circa.1920. 24 pages; bound in orange paper (4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch) with title on the cover with illustration. Inside are suggestions for phrases to be used when sending money orders by Western Union. Covers Birthdays, campaigns, Christenings, Holidays, engagements, Graduation Day, Mother's Day, Weddings, and Theatre Tickets. In very good condition.
Seller Inventory # 12083
Published by Chico, California
No Binding. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Folded into thirds (3 1/2 x 5 inch), title on the cover. Humorous account of Bar Etiquette for cocktail lounges - proper way of paying and ordering, proper way of talking to the bartender, level of voice, telling dirty stories and the use of four letter words.
Seller Inventory # 10754
Published by National Stunt Exchange, Chicago, Illinois, 1922
Soft cover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. 48 pages; drawings; tan paper wrapper (4 3/4 x 6 1/4 inch). A collection of various humorous jokes or stunts played on other people as a group joke. Among them fake membership, speeches, awards, contests, and so on. Very good copy of the amusing pamphlet.
Seller Inventory # 14402
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York and London, 1898
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's dark gray cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Some light wear at extremities. The title translates into English as "The Art of Living Rightly" and a former owner has written that in ink on the title page. Former owner's signature on front end paper. These essays originally appeared in Harper's Magazine in Curtis's column "Easy Chair" and are on (as the preface says) "vital questions of hygiene, courtesy and morality." Bibliography of American Literature number 4409. 136 pages plus two pages of publisher's advertisements.
Seller Inventory # 7734
Published by George Sully & Co., New York, 1925
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. (1925). Craigen was a lecturer on Applied and Practical Psychology. The chapter of this book reflect on the postive nature of a smiling face and a pleasant personality. 81 pages. Attractively designed binding and dust wrapper.
Seller Inventory # 7733
Published by Harper and Brothers, New York, 1891
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. McVickar, Whitney, et al. (illustrator). 1st Edition. Original publisher's green cloth binding. 3 3/4" x 6." 219 pages, complete. Gilt lettering and illustrations on front cover and spine. Pages are clean; binding is tight. A very clean copy. The author weighs in on a variety of subjects. Chapters range in subject anywhere from "Roses and Chrysanthemums," "Women in Congress," to "The Responsibility of Writers." Many of the subjects address the changing roles of women. Referenced in the Bibliography of American Literature (BAL) 11180.
Seller Inventory # 019515
Published by The National Auxiliary, Washington, D.C., 1932
Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Original publisher's yellow wrapper. 3 1/4" x 6." Thirty-one pages, complete. Pages are very clean and intact. Covers are clean and intact except for very minimal wrinkling and a few light marks. Guidebook for members of the United Spanish War Veterans. Information on proper etiquette and procedures such as when to salute, positions of members in the Auxiliary Room, and flag etiquette.
Seller Inventory # 019772
Published by The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1901
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Original publisher's green cloth binding with silver foil decoration on front cover. 4 3/4" x 6." 217 pages, complete. Seven additional pages of advertisements in the back for other books on similar subjects. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Binding is tight. Pages slightly browned. Text on the spine and front cover are rubbed. Slight edge wear at the top and bottom of spine. Excerpt from the Introduction: "But too often these rules are merely memorized by the student for the purpose of recitation, and are not engrafted upon his everyday habit of speech. They are, therefore, forgotten, and the principles involved are subject to daily violation. Hence arises the need of books like Slips of Speech, in which the common faults of speakers and writers are pointed out, and the correct use of words shown." The following are the chapters: "Taste," "Choice of Words," "Contractions," "Possessive Case," "Pronouns," "Number," "Adverbs," "Conjunctions," "Correlatives," "The Infinitive," "Participles," "Prepositions," "The Article," "Redundancy," "Two Negatives," and "Accordance of Verb with Subject.".
Seller Inventory # 021651
Published by Schwabacher-Frey Company, San Francisco, CA, 1942
Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Original publisher's beige wrapper. 3 3/8" x 5 1/4." Seven pages, complete. Former owner's signature in pencil in upper-right corner of front cover. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. This pamphlet contains rules of conduct and etiquette advice for officers working at the San Francisco Fire Department.
Seller Inventory # 020135
Published by The National Auxiliary, Washington, D.C., 1939
Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Original publisher's yellow wrappers with staple binding. Red lettering on front cover. 3 1/2" x 6." Twenty-four pages, complete. Pages are very clean and intact. Covers are clean and intact overall. Former owner's signature in black ink in top margin and pencil inscriptions all over on back cover. A few marks on front and back covers. Some surface chipping on back cover. A Very Good copy. Guidebook for members of the United Spanish War Veterans. Information on proper etiquette and procedures. Topics include "Americanism," "Altar Cloth," "Bonding of Officers," "Charter Application," "Committee Restrictions," "Convention," "Council of Administration," "Delinquency," "Dues and Fees," "Flag Etiquette," "Floor Work," "Gavel Code," "Membership," "Motto," "Officers" [list of positions], "Offices," "Pledges," "Reinstatement," "Reports," "Salute," and "Suspension." Also includes a list of officers.
Seller Inventory # 024547
Published by David McKay, Publisher, Philadelphia, PA, 1901
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. 161 pages; blue-green cloth binding with black and orange lettering. Light wear to the top and bottom of the spine. ". this little book is intended for the vast number of young girls who have no advisers even more than for those who are more fortunately situated, .". Actually a very interesting volume on how level headed young women should act in public and with the man who may be their 'love' interest. Very good clean copy.
Seller Inventory # 14569
Published by William Brooks & Co., Sydney, 1911
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. From the "Introductory:" (Other etiquette books are of little use) ."to the ordinary Australian. Directions as to the proper mode of address to a marquis or minute descriptions of ceremonial presentations to the Queen's Drawing-rooms are of but little use in Australia. My intention, therefor, is merely to ffer a few simple rules for guidance in the difficulties which may crop up at any time in our every-day social intercourse, and in which a knowledge of the usual rules of etiquette may serve to smooth the path of the inexperienced." Date stamp of May 2, 1914 on title page. 94 pages.
Seller Inventory # 8008
Published by George Sully & Co., New York, 1913
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. First Edition. Publisher's red cloth binding, some rubbing, and dust jacket with moderate chipping. It is uncommon to find this volume with dust jacket. Spotting on endpapers. Personal inscription in ink on front endpaper, "Leana (?) Day". 236 pages with index. A guide to proper early 20th century behavior.
Seller Inventory # 015954
Published by Dick & Fitzgerald, New York, 1871
No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Original card game, Day's Cards of Love-Letters, in a red cardboard sleeve. Title and copyright label with instructions tipped in on one side of the sleeve. Label has black lettering on beige paper. Cards measure 3" x 2 1/4." Cards are virtually pristine and intact. Sleeve has dampstaining and is split into two halves. Cards are Fine. Sleeve is Good. A Very Good set overall. Day's Cards of Love-Letters is a call-and-response card game in which a man and woman take turns reading aloud the printed love letters on the cards. The title label gives concise instructions on how to play the game: "The Cards in Black print are for Gentlemen, and those in Red for Ladies. The gentleman selects the one he offers, and the lady shuffles her cards, and deals or draws out an answer. When read aloud in a party, the lady's innocent reply comes in very droll.".
Seller Inventory # 024373
Published by The Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA, 1901
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. No. 3 of 500 copies printed. Original publisher's marbled boards backed by beige cloth. 5 1/4" x 8 1/4." 210 pages, complete. Black paper label on spine with gilt lettering. Pages are clean; binding is tight. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), an accomplished British writer and novelist, gives his thoughts and suggestions on various subjects in life, such as men, women, and marriage, manners and etiquette, and friendships.
Seller Inventory # 019537
Published by The Butterick Publishing Co. (Limited), 1894
Book First Edition
Soft cover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Original publisher's brown paper wrappers. 6 3/4" x 9 1/2." Seventy-six pages, complete. Black-and-white illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are clean and intact overall. Covers are slightly soiled and darkened and have multiple small surface marks. Some chipping at spine. Clean internally except for age toning, occasional marks, and slight darkening to a few pages. A Good copy. Lists of other publications that are part of the quarterly Metropolitan Pamphlet Series are printed on the back cover and inside of the back cover. Tthis issue covers late-nineteenth century etiquette of weddings and wedding anniversaries. Among the topics covered: "Engagements, Engagement Rings and Engagement Announcements," "The Wedding Day," "Invitations," "The Proper Attire for Wedding," "Wedding Receptions," "Wedding Breakfasts," "Bride's Cake," "Wedding Cake," "Congratulations," "A Springtime Wedding," "Giving and Acknowledging Wedding Presents," "The Weddings of Widows," "Duties of the Bride and Groom's Attendants," "The Marriage Certificate," "Wedding Anniversaries" [includes the Cotton, Paper, Leather, Wooden, Woolen, Tin, Silk or Linen, Crystal, China, Silver, Pearl, Ruby, Golden, and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries], and "Materials and Trimmings for Wedding and Bridesmaids' Gowns." Included in the back are illustrations of example wedding attire for brides, grooms, pages, and maids of honor.
Seller Inventory # 023195
Published by American Publishing Company, Hanford, Conn, 1874
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Nast, Thomas (illustrator). First American Edition. 617 pages; ads in back; illustrations; black cloth binding with gilt lettering and design. Wear to the top and bottom of the spine, several corners slightly worn. This volume is part of a series of humor books issued by Henry Shaw under the name Josh Billings. Blanck - Bibliography of American Literature #17455.
Seller Inventory # 14423
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Original brown half bound with brown leather on spine and corners. Raised bands. 6 1/2 X 9 3/4 inches. 521 pages. Copy has the following plates: 30 black and white, 8 color, 2 green and 4 yellow. Copy has numerous black and white illustrations throughout including music. Foxing throughout copy. Several plates have spots on them. Marbled foredges. Spine has a few cracks, but fully intact. Corners are bumped and worn. No title page. Previous owner wrote in pencil on first page notes regarding plates. Still, a beautiful copy. Pages and plates are fully intact and complete. Binding is tight.
Seller Inventory # 017286
Published by Charles J. Peterson, Philadelphia, 1843
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. This copy is half bound with black leather on spine and corners. 6 1/2 X 10 inches. 2 Volumes in 1 copy. Volume III has 192 pages with 23 plates in both black and while and color. Volume IV has 208 pages14 plates both black and white and color. Foxing throughout copy. Pages are clean and complete and binding is tight.
Seller Inventory # 017218
Published by Bradbury and Evans, London, England, 1851
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Original publisher's brown 3/4 leather binding with decorative gray-blue boards. Sixteen-pages, complete. Fifty-two additional blank pages in the back. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lines on front and back boards. Gilt decorative flowers and lettering on spine. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Pages are clean and intact except for very slight foxing. Boards and spine are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was a British author and caricaturist who illustrated books for his friend, Charles Dickens. In this book, Cruikshank gives readers practical advice on home security during the nineteenth century.
Seller Inventory # 019642