Book of Etiquette : Volume II by Lillian Eichler [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1922 • Nelson Doubleday

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Book of Etiquette: Volume 2 by Lillian Eichler


Antiquarian illustrated hardcover in very good condition. 

Beautiful gilded cloth boards with stunning frontispiece. 

Some general shelf wear and a few mild stains on rear cloth;  tanning to pages. 

Reads beautifully!  *Name of original owner on front flyleaf dated Christmas 1923. 

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WATSON (b. 1902) was a 19-year-old copywriter for the book publisher Doubleday when she was commissioned to rewrite the outdated Encyclopedia of Etiquette by Emily Holt. This is the guide to good manners she produced in 1921, mining her own experience as a social misfit and would-be social climber, and it was a huge hit with those aspiring to a grander station. Volume II • how to address servants • correct dress for the butler • use of the napkin • evolution of the afternoon tea • the man at the garden party • yachting parties for bachelors • musicales and private theatricals • when the lady is asked to dance • some important rules about golf • the charm of correct speech • the eccentric dresser • poise in public • and much more.