Decorum American Etiquette & Dress Manners Manual 1881 S.L. Louis advice bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Manners, Etiquette, Life Advice, Fashion, Home Manual).
Decorum: A Practical Treatise on Etiquette and Dress of the Best American Society, by S.L. Louis.
Published 1881, Chicago by Charles L. Snyder & Co. "Sold only by Subscription".
414 pages. Text in English.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed pictorial cover & spine decorations, marbled edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still remarkably bright, top corner of front cover shows some wear through to the under board, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this scarce 19th century etiquette book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.