New York Society Of Self-Culture / Seventeen Distinguished Authors Correct Social Usage A Course of Instruction in Good Form, Style and Deportment: Being Also an Authoritative Work of Ready Reference, Covering all Essentials of Good Manners
New York New York Society of Self-Culture 1905 Trade Edition Hardcover Very Good-
B&W Illustrations; This is a two volume set. The books are in Good+ to Very Good- condition and were possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable edge wear, bumping and rubbing. The spine on Volume two has tearing to the cloth on the spine (but not the spine itself) which has been repaired. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The front spine joints have been repaired. "The world has fully recognized the fact that life's jostle and jar must of necessity be lessened if daily living is to be easy and pleasant. Upon this fact all social regulations have founded and fashioned themselves. The rudeness which jostles, the selfishness which jars, whether against people or principles or opinions, are the first things ruled out and labeled bad manners when society formulates a code." Topics include: Introductions , Calls, visiting cards, conversation, weddings, correct dress (both women's and mens) , the bachelor as host, true etiquette, receptions, dinners, table etiquette, manners in public, correspondence, toilet and toilet recipes, hosts and guests, musicales, and much more.