Category: Etiquette


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Godey's Lady's Book. 1851-1852

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 017286

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. View more info

Just Before the Guests Arrive

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

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

Seller ID: 10515

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. View more info

Compliments of The Mecca, Bud and Hazel McAnarlin

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chico, California,

Seller ID: 10754

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. View more info

The Perfect Gift.

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Western Union.:

Seller ID: 12083

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. View more info

What Can Woman Do?

By: Arthur, T. S.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, John E. Potter and Company: 1856

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019947

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's orange cloth binding with impressed floral decorations in black on front and back covers. 5" x 6 3/4." 326 pages, complete. Ten pages of advertisements in the back for other books by T. S. Arthur. Gilt lettering on spine. Two former ownership inscriptions dated to 1878 and 1904. The one dated 1878 is on the front free endpaper and written in black ink: "M. A. Abbott from R. and M. Whitaker, Dec 25, 1878." The inscription dated 1904 is written in black ink two pages after the first one on a front flyleaf: "Presented to L. A. Abbott from her mother... View more info

Conduct of Officers

By: Bowlen, Frederick J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Schwabacher-Frey Company: 1942

Seller ID: 020135

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's beige wrapper. 3 3/8" x 5 1/4." Seven pages, complete. 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. View more info

"Keep Smiling"

By: Craigen, Joseph

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7733

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

(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

Condition: Very Good

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 pra... View more info

Etiquette, Entertaining and Good Sense

By: Cumming, Eileen

Price: $15.00

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

Seller ID: 10712

Condition: Collectible-Good

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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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. View more info

Etiquette in Australia

By: Erskine, Mrs.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sydney, William Brooks & Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 8008

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." ... 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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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 author, as O. B. Hayve is obviously a pseudonym. 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

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. 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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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

Instruction Pamphlet

By: National Auxiliary United Spanish War Veterans

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., The National Auxiliary: 1932

Seller ID: 019772

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. 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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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

Condition: Very Good

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

101 Common Mistakes in Etiquette and How to Avoid Them

By: Post, Emily

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New Haven, CT, A. D. Steinbach and Sons, Incorporated: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019693

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's green boards. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4." Ninety-two pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front board. Pages and boards are clean and intact. Binding is tight. Emily Post explains proper etiquette for welcoming guests into one's home and other social interactions. There is discussion on home presentation, proper seating and table arrangements for dinners and parties, what to wear for different occasions, and what to do with problematic guests. 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

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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

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. View more info