The Ladies' Pocket Book of Etiquette
Waltham Saint Lawrence in Berkshire: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Item #028582
55 pages. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is #282. (250 each for England and America) The reissuance of this early 19th century book advising women of the South on proper manners demonstrates the persistence of the image of the Victorian lady into the 20th century. The novels of Catherine Gore relied on these social distinctions also called "silver fork fiction" since those who used anything other than silver when dividing fish clearly were of a lower social class. A very good copy bound in 1/4 vellum over pink and red decorative paper covered boards, only light finger soiling. Very nice.