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c1884 American Etiquette and Rules of Politeness Book Decorum Depor...


This scarce book is entitled “American Etiquette and Rules of Politeness”, and was issued in 1884. It is chock full of all things pertaining to etiquette in American society.

The inside chapters include these headings, with many more sub-chapters within:

1. The Value of etiquette. 2. Politeness and good manners. 3. Social intercourse. 4. Home and home etiquette. 5. Culture at home. 6. Entrance into society. 7. Introductions. 8. Salutations and greetings. 9. Conversation. 10. Table etiquette. 11. Street etiquette. 12. Traveling. 13. Riding and driving. 14. Etiquette in public places. 15. Etiquette of calling. 16. Etiquette of visiting, 17. Receptions parties and balls. 18. Dinners. 19. Higher culture of women. 20. Courtship and marriage. 21. Etiquette of weddings. 22. Rules of conduct. 23. Anniversaries. 24. The toilet. 25. Dress. 26. Presents. 27. Business. 28. Letter writing. 29. Notes. 30. Cards. 31. Funerals. 32. Washington etiquette. 33. Foreign titles. 34. Games sports and amusements. 35. Language of flowers. 36. Precious stones. 37. Toilet recipes.