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HINTS ON ETIQUETTE AND THE USAGES OF SOCIETY : WITH A GLANCE AT BAD HABITS.

"AGOGOS" [GREEK LETTER] – [DAY, Charles William] : HINTS ON ETIQUETTE AND THE USAGES OF SOCIETY : WITH A GLANCE AT BAD HABITS.

London : Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1854. Twenty-eighth edition. An inordinately popular mid nineteenth-century guide, originally published in 1834 and here revised and augmented by "A Lady of Rank". Written for "those who do not know what is proper" and covering in turn letters of introduction, marriage, dinners, smoking, snuff, fashion, dress, music, dancing, conversation, advice to tradespeople, visiting, visiting cards, cards, tattling, and general society.
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). (126),[ii]pp. Original cloth gilt; all edges gilt; a little rubbed; endpapers cracked; somewhat shaken, but a reasonable copy of a fragile item. Small bookseller’s label of S. & T. Gilbert of Copthall Buildings, behind the Bank of England.

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ETIQUETTE FOR MEN : A BOOK OF MODERN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS.

DEVEREUX, G.R.M. : ETIQUETTE FOR MEN : A BOOK OF MODERN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS.

London : C. Arthur Pearson, 1929. The second printing of this new edition of Devereux’s 1902 guide, "entirely rewritten and brought up to date". Consideration for others in the matter of introductions, visiting, dances, the theatre, dinners, sports and games, motoring manners, joining a club, conversation, letter-writing, engagement, the bridegroom, the best man, dress, travelling by train, boarding houses and hotels, tipping, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (126),[ii]pp – including integral endpapers. Original boards; repaired tear to spine; a little tanned, but otherwise a good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – little worn and torn, but still an attractive period piece.

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THE HABITS OF GOOD SOCIETY : A HANDBOOK OF ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ...

[ETIQUETTE] : THE HABITS OF GOOD SOCIETY : A HANDBOOK OF ETIQUETTE FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN ...

London : Virtue & Co., [ca.1878]. New edition. "With thoughts, hints, and anecdotes concerning social observances; nice points of taste and good manners; and the art of making one’s -self agreeable. The whole interspersed with humourous illustrations of social predicaments; remarks on the history and changes of fashion; and the differences of English and continental etiquette". A comprehensive, not to say intimidating, guide – with introductory remarks on low society, vulgar society and dangerous society, followed by chapters on the dressing-room; the lady’s toilet; dress; lady’s dress; accomplishments; feminine accomplishments; manners, carriage and habits; the carriage of a lady; in public; in private; dinners and diners; balls; parties; marriage; presentation at court, etc. First published in 1859 and compiled by the anonymous "Man in the Club Window" depicted in the frontispiece, with additional material from "A Matron".
Foolscap 8vo (17cm). 378,6 + 40pp inserted advertisements. Frontispiece. Original violet decorative cloth gilt; all edges gilt; some minor wear at extremities; spine a little faded; a little shaken and slack, but a good copy of an uncommon title.

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[FRITH, Henry, 1840-1910] : THE COMPLETE LETTER-WRITER FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

[FRITH, Henry, 1840-1910] : THE COMPLETE LETTER-WRITER FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

London : Ward Lock & Co., [ca.1920]. A revised and updated version of Frith’s Victorian "Letter Writer’s Handbook" – advice and specimen letters of every conceivable kind – forms of address, social invitations and replies, brief notes, requests, business letters, employment, parents, children, betrothal, marriage, condolence, congratulation, miscellaneous, etc. Includes a communication from a lady inviting another to visit her in painful circumstances; from a lady to a sanitary inspector complaining of defective drains; letters regarding the characters of servants; letter to a young lady on her engagement (disapproving); a letter from a maid servant taxing her lover with neglect; letter from a lady remonstrating with her fiancé for flirting at a party, and so many other delights.
Crown 8vo (20cm). [288]pp. Frontispiece. Original olive cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in black; edges a little spotted; endpapers lightly tanned, but a very good copy in the original pictorial dust-jacket – a little, worn, chipped and frayed.

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THE BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.

TROUBRIDGE, Laura, Lady, 1866-1946 : THE BOOK OF ETIQUETTE.

London : Associated Bookbuyers’ Co., (1928). The fifth impression of the original 1926 edition. Lady Troubridge, originally Laura Gurney and also a successful romantic novelist for Mills & Boon, etc., here offers her complete and long-popular guidance on engagements, weddings, christenings, funerals, introductions, calls and visiting cards, invitations, correspondence, royal and ambassadorial etiquette, titles, dinners, luncheons, parties, balls, hotels, etiquette outdoors, games and sports, travel, abroad, the business woman, servants, tipping, children, dress, speech, pronunciation of names, etc.
Two volumes. Crown 8vo (20cm). [2],(xiv),240; [2],x,(236)pp. Original decorative cloth gilt; first volume lightly rubbed; some spotting, but a very good and sound set.

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