Modern Manners and Social Forms, 1889. Scarce. A tome delineating the intricate manners and social customs of the Victorian era. Includes advice on everything from New Year’s gifts to what each type of guest should wear to a tea party. Followed by a 168 page guide to beauty and hygiene, with prints of famous women of the day as well as many recipes for making beauty products at home.
🥂 608 pages (!), measures approx. 8.75” H x 5.6” W x 2.1” D. Good condition - toning, some wear to cover including a slight bend, turned upper right hand corner to pages and marks to pages 97 and 98. Still a joy to look at, with embossed gilt cover, gilded edges to pages, and illustrations throughout beauty supplement.