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The preface of the volume says that, "This course of instruction sums up for its readers the substance of the truest good form. It teaches society's customs intelligently, it treats society topics thoroughly, it offers helps for social perplexities. In the scope of its subject matter it includes everything which could rightly be placed between the covers of a practical work on etiquette, while in the unique manner of presenting this matter it has accomplished something never attempted before." This volume is organized into three books: Social Self-Culture, Everyday Etiquette, and Conventional Requirements, each with several essays by an individual author. The book about Social Self-Culture provides general discussion of good manners and etiquette in society. Everyday Etiquette gives more specific advice for various social occasions, such as conversation, table etiquette, correspondence and gifts. Conventional Requirements provides guidelines for such social situations as introductions, calls, and visiting cards.

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The New York Society of Self-Culture


New York, NY


good manners, etiquette, etiquette guides, public manners, conversation, women's dress, correspondence, gifts, personal beauty, introductions, calls, visiting cards


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Etiquette--United States; Manners and customs; Social stationery; Table etiquette; Church etiquette

Correct Social Usage Volume 1: A Course of Instruction in Good Form Style and Deportment by Eighteen Distinguished Authors