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Banks, Charles Eugene.

BEAUTIFUL HOMES AND SOCIAL CUSTOMS OF AMERICA. A Complete Guide to Correct Social Forms and Artistic Living. Interior Views of the Most Delightful American Homes and Portraits of Ladies Prominent in Society.

The Bible House: Chicago. 1902 Illustr, 16 x 11, blind stamped boards with gilt lettering on front cover, 352 pp, covers well worn, stained, soiled, corners and spine tips bumped, worn and frayed, spine tips also torn, spine snagged, text block almost detached from covers, first and last few pages detached, very loose pages and signatures, chipping, small tears, light staining, text block cracked, creased corners. Pages are mainly clean except for light staining (in margins) as noted above. Some of the chapters: Beautiful Homes; Inspirational Civilities; Balls and Parties; Table Manners; Garden Parties; Horseback Riding and Driving; Servants; What Society Means. There are 33 chapters total to assist the reader in the somewhat tricky social customs of the U.S. Interior scenes of the White House, the mansions of H.H. De Young, Mr. & Mrs. Armour, Mr. & Mrs. Swift, Admiral George Dewey. Lots of photos of debutantes and prominent women, i.e., Alice Roosevelt, Mrs. Phoebe Hearst, Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Fascinating study of a bygone era. Sold as is. FIRST ED.


Book Id: 97-1455

Price: $350.00

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