"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare Presentation copy of Emily Posts Etiquette; Lengthily inscribed by her
Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage.
Item Number: 92797
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1935.
Early printing of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To William S. Howland – but it is impossible to express – even by using every direction between these covers – my appreciation of Mrs. Howland’s and his hospitality and kindness, Emily Post August 20 1935.” William Howland and his wife were close friends of Emily Post and Margaret Mitchell, the latter of whom he worked with at the Atlanta Journal before she published Gone With The Wind. In very good condition. Desirable with such a lengthy inscription from Post.
Etiquette is a seminal work in personal relations that ranges from topics on how to conduct oneself when meeting strangers to how one should behave at formal dinners and engagements. It has pioneered many social networking concepts, granting Post a name synonymous with proper etiquette and manners that is referenced in etiquette books even today. Joan Didion, contemporary author of The Year of Magical Thinking, considered Post's entry on funerals a source of great consolation after the passing of her husband (Campbell, 2005). The recent publication of Post's first full-length biography suggests that her legacy is pertinent more now than ever (Claridge, 2008).
Other Books by this Author
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette In the Original Dust Jacket
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of rubbing. A very nice example, uncommon in this condition.
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use" Rare First Edition of Emily Posts Etiquette
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1922.
First edition of this seminal work in etiquette and personal relations. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in gilt. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the spine extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example of this rare first edition.
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
First Edition of The Conquest of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
First edition of this classic account of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs in full color, and 48 pages in black and white, maps, sketches and drawings. Foreword by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris. The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June. Charles Evans was John Hunt’s deputy leader on the expedition. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. George Lowe helped prepare the route up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On May 28th, Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Hillary and Tenzing as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, May 29th, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lowe went on to direct a documentary film during the expedition, entitled The Conquest of Everest that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. James Morris wrote for The Times, and in 1953 was its correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest Expedition. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two": First Edition of Golf Is My Game; Inscribed By Bobby Jones
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960.
First edition of this classic golfing technique manual. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For The Louis Scotts with best wishes Robert T. Jones Jr.” Near fine in a excellent near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Ben Feder. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.
First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Byron Sites, Best wishes, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.