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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57 comments:

  1. Oh dude, those illustration look awesome

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  2. HAHAHA!! No peculiar dressing, ladies!!!

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

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  4. ooh I gotta gets me somma that edicut

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

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

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

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

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  9. Thanks for another great giveaway. Please enter me.

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

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

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

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

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  14. Yes! Etiquette books are some of my favorites!

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

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

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

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

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  19. I love etiquette and old books, sign me up!

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

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  21. This looks amazing!!! Love things like this

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

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

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  24. Absolutely fascinating ! Please enter me.

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  25. Cool! Thank you for the chance to win!

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

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

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

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

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  30. Wow, 1986 seems like ├Žons ago now...

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  31. How charming! I would love that book to pieces!

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

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

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

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

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  36. Looks like a fun book! Thanks.

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

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

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  39. Very nice, I do hope I win, I need to earn some more etiquette apparently haha

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  40. What a wonderful book!
    Great selection!!

    Sharon R

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  41. 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).

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

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