Monday, June 29, 2009

My very favorite new book evah!!!!!!

I'll admit it here among friends that I am a self-confessed book "nerd". My best friend Melanie has a copy of this book and last time I visited I started really looking at it.....it's just the most amazing book, filled with amazing things.
The inside covers (of my copy, of course I had to have my own!) are pretty worn but the rest of the book is in amazing shape considering it's age...published in 1883.
The fonts in this book are so varied and beautiful and amazing. The book is actually a "Guide to Correct Writing"- showing how to express written thought plainly, rapidly, elegantly, and correctly.
It's an amazing book to study because it shows all the important etiquette of the time.....
beautiful pages of blackboard flourishing....
chapters on etiquette between neighbors....



And my personal favorite "The Etiquette of Carriage-Riding". 
Guess I'd better brush up because that is one subject I know nothing about :).

8 comments:

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a wonderful book!! A lucky find!!
Michelle

Lori said...

that book is amazing...i love it!!!

My Shabby Roses said...

I'm with you, I just love old books. I love the artwork especially.

melanie's all my favorite things said...

they just don't make 'em like they used to...lets go for a carriage ride!
great photos- love my book, too!

Pinkie Denise said...

Wow what a wonderful fine, love it! Pinkie

Sharon said...

What a special find. Life was quite different back then. People took or had the time for all those things. Don't you wish that we had all that precious time now. Sharon

colbycottage said...

Wow what an awesome book.I love it!!Its great that you found your own copy. Have a wonderful weekend~ Kathy

Beth Leintz said...

I have the same book. I first got a copy at an estate sale- and while I was on vacation, my dog ate it- well, not really ate it, but he managed to tear every single page.

But I just got another one on ebay-and it's on a high shelf- I think I'm just going to scan the graphics I want to use in collage.