Book of Etiquette (Two Volumes in One)

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Cosimo, Inc., Dec 1, 2011 - Reference - 608 pages
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This guide to good manners was produced by Lillian Watson in 1921 as a rewrite of the Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt. Mining her own experience as a social misfit and would-be social climber for material, it was a huge hit with those aspiring to a grander station. Originally published in two volumes, but presented here in one combined edition, The Book of Etiquette covers: the secret of social success engagements and weddings the intricacies of the social call correspondence and invitations use of the napkin yachting parties for bachelors musicals and private theatricals some important rules about golf the charm of correct speech and much more... The only serious competitor to Emily Post as etiquette maven to America between the wars, LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt.
 

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It's a lovely book, although this copy is marred, since someone (gently) removed the frontispiece, entitled "On Her Wedding Day" (the other three are still there). There are many things in the book ... Read full review

Contents

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The Servant in the HouseholdA Word
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InAs AND Ornnn ENTERTAINMENTS 1
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WHEN THE BACHELOR ENTERTAINS
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Musxcnms AND PRIVATE THEATRICALS
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Dancmo
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CHAPTIB PIG
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PART IV
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ENGAGEMENTS 20
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WEDDING INVITATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 31
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FUNERALS 83
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THE BUSINESS WOMAN _
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ON THE STREET Y M V m
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AT THE THEATER AND THE OPERA
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CHAPTER PAGI
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TRAVEL ETIQUETTE
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TIPPING
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Cmusrnnmos 1041
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INTRODUCTIONS a lg 113
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Lnrrnns or INTRODUCTION 135
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CALLS AND CALLING CUSTOMS 142
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Vxsrrnva CAansANn Ornnns r 165
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Errovnrrn Amman 244
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Devel0pmentKnow Your Children
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