Etiquette eBooks – Vintage Etiquette Books – Manners & Customs

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Etiquette & Entertaining

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Etiquette & Entertaining

Etiquette Guide Collection

Nearly 450 modern online books that resulted from a search for “etiquette guide”. If you wish to narrow the search, find “Topics & Subjects” in the left column and click on “More”. Some books: Essential Guide to Wedding Etiquette, Netiquette: a student’s guide to digital etiquette, Guide to Customs & Culture: Hong Kong (also Hungary, Ireland, Peru & more), Golf Etiquette, Global Business Etiquette, Concise Guide to Executive Etiquette, Esquire’s Guide to Modern Etiquette, Modern Guide to Sexual Etiquette, Global Guide to Gratuity Etiquette, Guide to Etiquette for Dogs & Their People, many more. Etiquette eBooks, Business etiquette eBooks.

Manners & Customs Collection

About 4,800 free online books on the subject of “Manners & Customs”. Some books: Culture Shock Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette: Vancouver (& Argentina, Chile, Sweden, Costa Rica & more), Customs & Etiquette in China (& India, Mexico, Spain & more), Encyclopedia of North American Eating & Drinking Traditions Customs & Rituals, Complete Guide to Table Setting – Table Manners – Tableware, The North American Novel of Manners, The Customs of Mankind, A Child’s Guide to Travel Manners, many more.

American History Manners and Customs Collection

About 160 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American History Manners and Customs. Some books: American Life: a Social History, American Home Life 1880-1930, Early American Places, American Folk Medicine, American Holidays and National Days, The Arts & the American Home 1890-1930, The Grand American Avenue 1850-1920, What it Felt Like – Living in the American Century, many more.

Business Etiquette eBooks Collection

About 350 free online books on the subject of “Business Etiquette”. Some books: International Business Etiquette: Asia & the Pacific Rim, Business Etiquette for Dummies, Chinese Etiquette & Ethics in Business, The Modern Rules of Business Etiquette, Emily Post on Business Etiquette, Presenting Yourself: business manners personality & etiquette, Doing Business Internationally, Power Etiquette: what you don’t know can kill your career, many more. Etiquette eBooks, Business etiquette eBooks.

Etiquette for Children and Teenagers Collection

Over 80 free online modern books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Etiquette for Children and Teenagers”. Some books: Perfect Pigs: an into to manners, Good Manners, The Young Person’s Etiquette Guide to Handling any Social Situation with Confidence and Grace, Modern Guide to Teaching Children Good Manners, Teen Manners: from Malls to Meals to Messaging and Beyond, Emily Post’s Teen Etiquette, many more.

Entertaining eBooks Collection

Over 800 modern free online books that resulted from a search for “entertaining”. You can use the “Search this Collection” box to narrow your search. Some books: Big Book of Party Themes and Occasions, Let’s Party, The All-Occasion Game Book, Entertaining with Elegance, Casual Entertaining, Entertaining Simply, Time to Entertain Cookbook, Complete Book of Entertaining, Party Cues for Teens, Party Entertaining, Weddings: Parties & Celebrations, many more.

Party Entertaining Collection

About 130 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Party Entertaining. Some books: Extreme Entertaining Made Simple, Great Weekend Entertaining, Year-Round Entertaining, In-Style Parties, The Art & Craft of Entertaining, Dog Parties, the Entertaining Encyclopedia, Fabulous Parties: food & flowers for elegant entertaining, Cheapskate’s Guide: how to throw fabulous parties on a modest budget, many more.

Robert’s Rules of Order

Robert, Henry M.
Berkley 1989 Dewey Dec. 060.4

“A simplified, updated version of the classic manual of parliamentary procedure. Designed for today’s businesses, clubs, unions, boards, societies, churches, and other organizations.” -Publisher

Sensible Etiquette and Good Manners of the Best Society

Information and Instruction for those about entering, and those who desire to become educated and polished in general society. Containing nice points of taste, good manners, and the art of making one’s self agreeable. A manual of manners and customs at Parties, Balls, Dinners and Sociables, with forms for invitations, regrets, balls, marriages, funerals, etc., to which is added The Art of Writing

Aster, Mrs. Jane, ed.
Carleton 1882 Dewey Dec. 395

The Art of Conversation: Twelve Golden Rules

Baker, Josephine Turck
Correct English Publishing Company 1921 Dewey Dec. 395

Bride’s Book of Etiquette

Bride’s Magazine
Berkely 1999 Dewey Dec. 395

Bride’s Book of Etiquette offers the most up-to-date information on engagement and wedding planning, and realistic solutions for any problem that couples may encounter. In this trusted classic, you’ll find out:
How to draw up–and pare down–the guest list -How to word invitations for every circumstance -How to get his family to share wedding expenses, and who pays for what Where to seat divorced parents, and how to make sure they’ll get along -How to dress the bride, groom, mothers, and bridal party at every hour for every type of wedding -Contemporary ideas for a long-weekend wedding, a destination wedding and more -How to handle last-minute glitches, include children in a second wedding, and answer the tough question: “Am I invited to the wedding?” -Registering on the Internet, the dos and don’ts -Updated etiquette for a second wedding -The new honeymoon rules–romantic trips in today’s world

The American Gentleman’s Guide to Politeness and Fashion

or, Familiar Letters to his Nephews, containing rules of etiquette, directions for the formation of character, etc., et., illustrated by sketches drawn from life, of the men and manners of our times, by Henry Lunettes

Conkling, Margaret Cockburn
Derby & Jackson 1860 Dewey Dec. 395

Business etiquette eBooks.

Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society

Dresser, Norine
Wiley 1996 Dewey Dec. 395

This informative and entertaining book gives you the understanding you need, the perfect words to say, and the correct behavior to use in a wide range of cross-cultural situations:
The do’s and don’ts of successful business and social interaction with people from different cultures -Appropriate etiquette involving body language, food, child rearing, clothing, word choices, colors, entertaining, romance, and gift giving -Detailed tips on avoiding embarrassment at work, in the classroom, at meals, and at weddings and funerals -Important rules and traditions in Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant churches; in Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform synagogues; in Buddhist and Hindu temples; and more. Etiquette eBooks, Business etiquette eBooks.

Author: Norine Dresser writes the “Multicultural Manners” column for the Los Angeles Times. A folklorist and educator, Ms. Dresser taught in the English and American Studies Department of California State University, Los Angeles. She is an active member of the California Folklore Society.

”Dame Curtsey’s” Book of Novel Entertainments for Every Day in the Year

Glover, Ellye Howell
McClurg 1907 Dewey Dec. 793

“Suggestions for holiday entertainments, birthday parties, church and club entertainments, engagement and wedding functions, toasts and sentiments for all occasions, and novel refreshments.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Entertaining, Amusements.

A Handbook of Hospitality for Town and Country

Hall, Florence Howe
Dana Estes 1909 Dewey Dec. 395

Chapter headings are: Part I: 1. The Country Hostess and Her Problems, 2. Picnics and Country Frolics, 3. Country Weddings, 4. House-Parties, Guests and Guest-Chambers, 5. Unexpected Visitors
Part II: 6. The Flat-Dweller and Her Difficulties, 7. Afternoon Teas and Receptions, 8. Luncheons, 9. How to Give an Agreeable Dinner, 10. The Day of the Dinner, 11. Dances
Part III: 12. Twentieth Century Costume Dances and Masked Balls, 13. Musicals and Private Theatricals, 14. Card Parties, 15. Studio Teas and Bachelor Entertainments, 16. Class-Day and Commencement Festivities, 17. Women’s Clubs
Part IV: 18. Hints for Club Festivities, 19. Novel Ideas for Patriotic Entertainments, 20. Progressive Dinners, Barmecide’s Feasts, Magic Suppers, and Other Novelties, 21. The Stranger within our Gates, 22. Hospitality in Modern Europe, 23. Outgrown Ideals of Hospitality.

Author: Florence Marion Howe Hall was an American writer, critic, and lecturer about women’s suffrage in the United States. Along with her two sisters, Laura Elizabeth Richards and Maude Howe Elliott, Hall received the first Pulitzer Prize for a biography; Julia Ward Howe. -Wikipedia

The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

A complete hand book for the use of the lady in polite society, containing full directions for correct manners, dress, deportment, and conversation; rules for the duties of both hostess and guest in morning receptions, dinner companies, visiting, evening parties and balls; a complete guide for letter writing and cards of compliment, hints on managing servants, on the preservation of health, and on accomplishments. And also useful receipts for the complexion, hair, and with hints and directions for the care of the wardrob.

Hartley, Florence
Lee and Shepard 1873 Dewey Dec. 395

The first edition was published in 1860. Etiquette — Handbooks, manuals, etc — 19th century — United States, Women — Handbooks, manuals, etc — Conduct of life. Vintage etiquette eBooks.

Author: Florence Hartley was a Victorian-era writer whose work was meant for women of the era, covering topics of etiquette and needlework. She was also an advocate for women’s health. -Wikipedia

Manners: American Etiquette

Hathaway, Helen
E. P. Dutton 1928 Dewey Dec. 395

Prescribed behavior for every sort of social function. Also touches upon setting the table, correspondence and invitations, Washington etiquette, servants, train and ocean travel, and more. Vintage etiquette eBooks.

Etiquette for All Occasions

Kingsland, Mrs Florence
Doubleday 1901 Dewey Dec. 395

The Complete Hostess

Laughlin, Clara Elizabeth, ed.
Appleton 1906 Dewey Dec. 793

“Suggestions for formal and informal home entertainments and the etiquet of such occasions, with plans for clubs, sociables, fairs and exhibitions.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Entertaining, Dinners and dining, Etiquette.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries

Morrison, Terry et al.
Adams 1994 Dewey Dec. 395

“The definitive reference for doing business around the world.” -Libr J.
“Your must-have guide to proper international business protocol. With countries such as China and India taking on a more significant role in the global business landscape, you can’t afford not to know the practices, customs, and philosophies of other countries. It provides invaluable information on how to handle common business interactions with grace, respect, and an appreciation for different cultures.” -Publisher. Business etiquette. Corporate culture. Business communication. Negotiation in business. Business etiquette eBooks.

Emily Post’s Etiquette: Manners for a new world

Post, Peggy
Kahle/Austin Foundation 2011 Dewey Dec. 395

Addresses such contemporary issues as Facebook etiquette, e-mail and texting, and covering tattoos and piercings before interviews, as well as such classic conundrums as names and titles, official forms of address, and dress codes.
Contents: Etiquette every day — Everyday manners — Out and about — Communication and technology — Social life — Life in the workplace — Getting the job — On the job — Life stages and special times — Home and family life — Weddings. Etiquette eBooks

Author: Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

Etiquette: the Blue Book of social usage

Post, Emily
Funk & Wagnalls 1945 Dewey Dec. 395

Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home is a book authored by Emily Post in 1922. The book covers manners and other social rules, and has been updated frequently to reflect social changes, such as diversity, redefinitions of family, and mobile technology. Etiquette eBooks, Business etiquette eBooks.

Author: Emily Post was an American author and socialite, famous for writing about etiquette. -Wikipedia

Manners and Social Usages

Sherwood, Mrs. John
Harper 1884 Dewey Dec. 395

How the house shall be ordered; how company shall be received; how to visit and be visited; how to do it all kindly, attractively, becomingly, in proportion to means at command, is set forth very clearly. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. United States — Social life and customs.

Author: Mary Elizabeth Wilson Sherwood was an American author and socialite. She wrote short stories, poetry, several books, and etiquette manuals, in addition to contributing to many magazines and translating poems from European languages. -Wikipedia.

Amy Vanderbilt’s Everyday Etiquette

Vanderbilt, Amy
Bantam 1974 Dewey Dec. 395

America’s new manners. What do you wear to a 4.PM wedding? How do you introduce a couple who are living together but not married? Should you invite an “extra” woman to dinner without an “extra” man? How do you write a letter the President of the U.S.’ When a man arrives to see a woman executive, should she stand up? It is ever correct to have your elbows on the table? Should a man be invited to a bridal shower? How do you eat an artichoke?

Lessons on Manners for School and Home Use

Wiggin, Edith E.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1884 Dewey Dec. 395

Contents: Manners in General, at school, on the street, at home, toward the aged, at the table, in society, at church, in places of amusement, in stores and similar public places, in traveling, in borrowing. Etiquette for children and teenagers.