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(Etiquette) Anon. Etiquette for Gentlemen; or, Short Rules and Reflections for Conduct in Society, by a Gentleman.

Chromolithograph title page. 5.75x3", gilt-lettered & dec. brown blindstamped cloth. Second Edition. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, c.1850's. 

Advice for etiquette wherever a gentleman may present himself, including the drawing-room, dances, festivals, dinner, travel, etc. One chapter is titled, "Americanisms," observes, "Exaggeration of language is justly charged as a fault, against Americans generally...A common American tells his friends fifty times a day, when speaking of some very ordinary occurrence, that 'he never saw anything like it,' 'that it exceeds everything he ever beheld in the whole course of his life.' This is silly as well as vulgar." Very good and bright condition. 




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