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Manuel Pour les Jeunes Princes et Pour les Jeunes Seigneurs
1 Manuel Pour les Jeunes Princes et Pour les Jeunes Seigneurs
Basle Jean Schweighauser 1775 First Edition Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Very Good Plus 
12mo. 16 by 9.5 cm. 307, [19] pp. Apercus, verse, dialogues, maxims, etc. All geared to raising moral, virtuous, upright and right-thinking gentlemen with the spirit of noblesse oblige. Sunning of the spine of this handsome paper pastedown cover which resembles a period gilt wallpaper. A few tiny pinprick wormholes on the cover, not affecting interior text. Clean within. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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2 X. M. C. [Thomas Onwhyn] Etiquette Illustrated; Hints on How to Conduct Oneself in the Best Society
London Ackermann & Co. 1848 First Edition Full Morocco Chemise or Folder, cloth and paper pa Very Good 
A delightful, hard-to-find leporello (especially when colored), with 23 hand-colored comical plates on ballroom manners, introductions and farewells, and dinner party etiquette. Closed, 13 cm square, folding out to 299 cm wide. In custom gilt-lettered green morocco chemise. The original cover is heavily soiled, and the final panel also has considerably soiling. A few folds had closed tear splitting repaired. Tearing between first two panels (not along the divide) also repaired. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A New Edition, Corrected, Revised, and Illustrated with Five Prints, From Designs by G. M. Woodward, [Collier, Jane].  Illustrations by George Moutard Woodward.  Thomas Rowlandson, engraver
3 [Collier, Jane]. Illustrations by George Moutard Woodward. Thomas Rowlandson, engraver An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A New Edition, Corrected, Revised, and Illustrated with Five Prints, From Designs by G. M. Woodward
London Thomas Tegg 1809 Full Calf, Cloth slipcase Very Good Minus 
12mo. 16 by 10 cm. [4],160 pp. Five hand-colored plates, the frontis plate being a fold-out. This tongue-in-cheek primer on caddishness was at the time of this edition a popular parody of the eighteenth century manuals on manners and their versions of self-improvement tracts. The text still is a funny read, and might be particularly savored as one dips into other Georgian, or Regency, comedy of manners (Sheridan, Goldsmith, Austen, etc.). Readers of the day must have laughed aloud when they recognized in the various ironic tips the bad behavior of others, and perhaps uncomfortably, in themselves. On another level, this is a work that is all about power and the abuse of power, and thus its relevance has not really receded. Woodward, being a caricaturist well-schooled in the crudities of society, is a fitting illustrator of some of the finer points of tormenting laid out in the treatise, and his illustrations more than anything else, by capturing the spirit of the work, transport us back to the time and place depicted supremely well. Condition: rebacked, with most of original spine pasted on, but missing top compartment and many chips of the original spine. Pages are heavily age toned, and some tiny closed tearing and/or edge chipping to prelims and rear blanks, and small chip to folding frontis. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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