Emily Post (1873-1960) was a United States author who promoted what she considered "proper etiquette." She wrote books surrounding the topic of etiquette. Post was born as Emily Price in Baltimore, and was born into privilege as the only daughter of famous architect Bruce Price and his wife Josephine Lee Price. She was educated at home and ...
Emily Post (1873-1960) was a United States author who promoted what she considered "proper etiquette." She wrote books surrounding the topic of etiquette. Post was born as Emily Price in Baltimore, and was born into privilege as the only daughter of famous architect Bruce Price and his wife Josephine Lee Price. She was educated at home and attended Miss Graham's finishing school in New York. At the turn of the century, financial circumstances compelled her to begin writing to earn money, and she produced newspaper articles on architecture and interior design as well as stories and serials for such magazines as Harper's, Scribner's, and The Century, as well as light novels, including Flight of the Moth (1904), Purple and Fine Linen (1905), Woven in the Tapestry (1908), The Title Market (1909), and The Eagle's Feather (1910). She wrote in various styles, including humourous travel books, early in her career. Her book Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home (1922) was a best seller, and updated versions continued to be popular for decades.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Second printing of Post's iconic treatise on proper behavior in every conceivable setting, a best seller that has been in print ever since 1922. A Fine copy that has been well protected by a dust jacket since 1922. The dust jacket is Very Good with a few small chips and tears at the spine ends and along the panels, but overall quite appealing. Printed just two months after the first printing and quite scarce in the original dust jacket. More important than its scarcity, this is a book that has had a real and lasting impact on our society and culture. Knowledge of Post's rules of etiquette became a distinguishing mark of high society. This work makes the connection between books and their cultural impact tangible in a way that few others can claim. Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.
B/w Illustrations. Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall True first printing (July, 1922) of one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Original blue cloth stamped in gilt (slight wear to cloth). Provenance: Fine engraved pictorial bookplate of John Koehl (motto "Ex Sacris Divitiis") on front pastedown.
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