"A house should always seem to belong where it stands": Emily Post's The Personality of a House; Lengthily Inscribed by Her
The Personality of a House: The Blue Book of Home Design and Decoration.
Item Number: 89298
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1930.
Early printing of this work by Emily Post. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, folding diagrams. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Autographed for George Whittaker with all best wishes, Emily Post Edgarton 1932.” Bookplate and inscription to the pastedown, in near fine condition.
Applying the same rules of charm, logic, and common sense that she used for her classic etiquette manual, Emily Post offers guidance on how to best decorate a home to suit one’s personality, budget, and lifestyle. The first half of the book offers a survey of historical design periods and explains their relation to the present day styles. In the second, Post delves into specifics for the various types of rooms in a typical home with elaborate color charts and furnishing layouts.