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Godey's Lady's Book. 1851-1852

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 017286


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 ... View more info

Just Before the Guests Arrive

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Bridgeport, Conn., Holmes & Edwards Silver Co.: 1931

Seller ID: 10515


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. View more info

Compliments of The Mecca, Bud and Hazel McAnarlin

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chico, California,

Seller ID: 10754


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. View more info

Work for Chimney-Sweepers or A Warning for Tobacconists. With an Introduction By S.H.Atkins, 1601.

By: Anonymous

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Oxford, England, The Shakespeare Association & Sidgwick and Jackson, Ltd.: 1936

Seller ID: 11277


"Shakespeare Association Facsimiles No. 11". xiv, [46] pages; bound in publisher's paper over boards binding with title on the spine. Bumped lower right corners on cover. An early pamphlet, 1601, about the evils and problems with tobacco smoking and its introduction to England. Fine clean copy, clean inside and outside. Unopened. View more info

The Perfect Gift.

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Western Union.:

Seller ID: 12083


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. View more info

"Keep Smiling"

By: Craigen, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, George Sully & Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7733


(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. View more info

Stop Thief; or, Hints to Housekeeping to Prevent Housebreaking

By: Cruikshank, George

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Bradbury and Evans: 1851

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019642


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 Briti... View more info

Etiquette, Entertaining and Good Sense

By: Cumming, Eileen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Meriden, Conn., International Silver Co.:

Seller ID: 10712


20 pages; drawings; orange paper wrapper with "Gump's" printed on the back cover (4 1/2 x 6 1/8 inch). Covers the various table settings for formal dining. To be used as a advertisement flyer for people buying silverware. View more info

Ars Recte Vivendi: Being Essays Contributed to "The Easy Chair"

By: Curtis, George Wiiliam

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Brothers: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7734


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." Bibliograph... View more info

Etiquette in Australia

By: Erskine, Mrs.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sydney, William Brooks & Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 8008


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 i... View more info

Foolish Etiquette

By: Hayve, O. B.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston and London, John W. Luce and Company: 1906

Seller ID: 15415


Publisher's blue cloth binding with embossed illustrations in white on front and back cover. Rubbing and some loosening at spine. Unnumbered pages, printed in purple ink. Ilustrations throughout, listing of other volumes in the "Foolish Series" in back. Full title "Foolish Etiquette : a Mirror Wherein Any Fool May Find Clear, Concise and Conclusive Refections of Behavior Under All Possible and Impossible Circumstances." Unable to determine real name of au... View more info

Jack's Stunt Book, 1923. Published Annually .

By: Kumler, John M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, National Stunt Exchange: 1922

Seller ID: 14402


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. View more info

Robert Laneham's Letter: Describing a Part of the Entertainment Unto Queen Elizabeth at the Castle of Kenilworth in 1575. Edited with Introduction By E.J. Furnivall.

By: Laneham, Robert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, Chatto and Windus Duffield and Company: 1907

Seller ID: 11926


clxxxii, 87 pages; illustrations, folding map; index; bound in light green cloth with tile on the spine (faded) and bumped corners. Revised version of the Ballad Society edition of 1871. The letter written describes the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Kenilworth Castle for nineteen days, the 9th through 27th of July, 1575. Extensively edited by Furnivall. Presentation copy from the publisher and so stamped. View more info

The Etiquette of To-Day

By: Ordway, Edith B.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, George Sully & Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015954


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. View more info

The How and Why of Home Etiquette

By: Perry, Josephine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Seattle, WA, Lowman and Hanford: 1936

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 019239


Original publisher's gray cloth binding. Signed by author on the title page. 6 1/8" x 9 1/8." Ninety-three pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover. Pages and covers are very clean. Binding is tight. This book provides etiquette rules for housekeeping such as how to greet guests at the front door, which type of service to provide at the dinner table, and how to clean and maintain home furnishings and appliances. View more info

We Dine on Linen Damask, with a Foreword by Emily Post, Famous Author of "Ettiquette": This book deals Comprehensively with the Etiquette and Smart Decoration of the Table with Illustrations to Help You Arrange Your Table with Charm, Distinction and Correctness

By: Post, Emily (introduction by)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Irish & Scottish Linen Damask Guild, Inc.: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018874


Paper over boards binding with title label on front cover. Nine page inktroduction by Mrs. Post. Attractively printed with green borders. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. 6 x 9 inches. 32 pages. View more info

Everybody's Friend; or, Josh Billing's Encyclopedia and Proverbial Philosophy of Wit and Humor

By: Shaw, Henry W.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hanford, Conn, American Publishing Company: 1874

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14423


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 View more info

Shirley's Twentieth Century Lovers' Guide of Love, Courtship and Marriage : A Complete and Reliable Hand-book

By: Shirley, Grace

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, David McKay, Publisher: 1901

Seller ID: 14569


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. View more info

The Lady's World of Literature and Fashion. Volume III & IV

By: Stephens, Ann S. ( Edited )

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Charles J. Peterson: 1843

Seller ID: 017218


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 View more info

Mr. Brown's Letters to a Young Man About Town

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, The Riverside Press: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019537


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. View more info