Polite Society at Home & Abroad Etiquette Manners 1892 White illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Polite Society at Home and Abroad: A Complete Compendium of Information Upon All Topics Classified Under the Head of Etiquette, by Annie R. White.
Published 1892, Chicago by Imperial Publishing Co.
448 pages. Text in English. Well illustrated throughout withmany full page b&w drawing plates. Frontis portrait.
Uncommon 19th century which was only sold by door to door subscriptions. Note the curious and rarely seen publisher stamp over the original imprint, indicating either the publisher moved and changed names or a different publisher issued the book from earlier stock.
Fantastic cover for book case display.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, pictorial spine & cover decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, 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 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. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.