Friday Giveaway: Manners (contest closed)

If there's one thing I've learned since starting Forgotten Bookmarks in 2007, you guys love old etiquette books:









The book is "Manners: Culture and Dress of the Best American Society, including Social, Commercial and Legal Forms, Letter Writing, Invitations; also Valuable Suggestions on Self Culture and Home Training" by Richard A. Wells. Published by King, Richardson and Co., 1986.

Contest now closed, winner announced shortly.


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55 comments:

adamwells said...

Oh dude, those illustration look awesome

Marie said...

HAHAHA!! No peculiar dressing, ladies!!!

K. Henderson said...

YES! I do love old etiquette books! This looks like a great one.

Jeff @J_Low said...

ooh I gotta gets me somma that edicut

Lane Hill House said...

Looks like fun reading to me! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Lisa said...

Oooh if I win, this is a gift for my friend Dan. (Don't tell him!)

Mary said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Mermaids and Sailors said...

So awesome!

C.B. James said...

Okay, you're right. I love it.

Esther said...

Lo quiero!!!

Valerie said...

Looks like a great book--hope I win! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Gotta love those Victorians, they had a rule for everything!

The Doors of Durin said...

Thanks for another great giveaway. Please enter me.

jasnet said...

I was thinking of having a ball! this book would help enormously!

Andrea R said...

I love these kinds of books, they are such gold.

camperchick said...

A must-have for those dinner parties and balls. :)

Happy Day Mail said...

I'd LOVE to have this one! Include my name in your drawing, please.

Melody said...

Yes! Etiquette books are some of my favorites!

M- said...

Great book once again

Susan Ernst said...

beautiful cover! and the history of our culture those pages will share. Would love to read it!

Tami Von Zalez said...

You bet we love them! Throwing my name into the hat ~

galaxysong9 said...

I am such a freak for etiquette, sign me up!

awriterofhistory.com said...

Wonderful source for my next novel. I'd love the opportunity to win!

galaxysong9 said...

I love etiquette and old books, sign me up!

The Bunny said...

I'll enter the giveaway but you would really be doing society a favor if you just gave it to me now.

Christina Frazier said...

This looks amazing!!! Love things like this

Priyasha said...

How quaint!

C T said...

yes, yes

Sophie Schiller said...

The world needs more etiquette!

MarikoMS said...

I LOVE the page on picnic manners - what a great book! The illustrations are fabulous! Yes, please :D

Dorian said...

Oooh, this looks lovely! ::crosses fingers::

marilyn said...

Absolutely fascinating ! Please enter me.

kjminspace said...

Please enter me. Thank you.

Alison said...

Cool! Thank you for the chance to win!

M@! said...

Super...!

Amanda said...

I am so in! I collect old etiquette books so I would love to win.

Unknown said...

Yes please! It would go great with my budding collection. (I've got two so far... apparently three is a collection.)

KE said...

Would love to win!

Jessica said...

And here I've been going around with a clashing bonnet and gloves! Please enter me.

shmanda said...

I feel as though this would be a wonderful book to share with my mum over tea.

Caroline B. said...

How charming! I would love that book to pieces!

ranoe said...

Pick me!!! I love it!!!

Stuart said...

It's a bit of history
Count me in for this one

Jill Moore said...

i need this book to help educate my 21st century students!

jennifer said...

i would love to win this! it would be so much fun to read!

Sharon W. said...

I promise to send a proper thank you note if I win!!!

Nina said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks.

Kate said...

Yep, love here too!! Thanks for the giveaway....

Esther Pawar said...


Would love to smell its paper scent, in a proper way indeed! :)

CBird said...

Ah, marvellous

MILLICENT said...

Please . . .

And Thank You :)

BennBooCreations said...

What a wonderful book!
Great selection!!

Sharon R

woodenmask said...

I would like this book, please.

Sam said...

This would be a great reference book to add to my library for my writing. Waving hand here - pick me, pick me. (thanks for the opportunity).

Julie Weathers said...

Yes, that would be great reference for the new book. Toss my name in the hat.

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