Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes

Habits of good society


subjects: general etiquette,

  • 1. The habits of good society: a handbook of etiquette for ladies and gentlemen. With thoughts, hints and anecdotes concerning social observances; nice points of taste and good manners; and the art of making one's-self agreeable. The whole interspersed with humorous illustrations of social predicaments; remarks on the history and changes of fashion; and the differences of English and Continental etiquette.
    17.0 x 11.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-17 [18] 19-378, [i-iv] publ ads   frontis engr
    GB:   LB   *OB  
    US:   DCL  

    Date from BMCat.
    Binding: brown cloth, gilt.
    There are two prefaces, the first by "The man in the club window', the second by "A matron' which is entitled "The lady's preface'. The frontispiece engraving is entitled "The man in the club window'.

  • 2. — [Another edition, 1877]
    US:   MCR  

    The MCR catalogue lists an edition with the short title "The habits of good society; a handbook for ladies and gentlemen...' as published New York: Carleton; London: Low 1877.

  • 3. — [Title as [1859] Another edition]
    16.5 x 11.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-17 [18] 19-378, [i-iv] ads   frontis engr
    GB:   *OPo(F)  

  • 4. — [Title as [1859]] A new edition.
    17.0 x 12.0 cm   Pp [1-5] 6-10 [11] 12-16 [17-19] 20-378, [i-iv] [1-2] 3-32 publ ads  
    GB:   *LB  
    US:   DCL  

    Date from BMCat.