The New Emily Post's Etiquette - 1960 Edition - 93rd Printing - Tenth Edition
Rules of etiquette are derived from long experience; their basis is always consideration for the feelings, beliefs and sensibilities of others. Emily Post
First published in 1922, Emily Post (1872-1960) soared to iconic status in the 20th century as the go-to authoritarian on all issues pertaining to manners, etiquette and gracious living. A writer throughout her life, Emily's publishing career bloomed with unparalleled success when she turned 50 years old and completed her most famous book Etiquette: In Society, In Business, In Politics and at Home. Some would say it took her a lifetime to prepare for this feat. Growing up amongst the wealthy and privileged societies of New York City's affluent elite, Emily was not just another typical debutante of her day. After marrying a banker and giving birth to two sons, her adult life began in a traditional way. But after discovering her husband was having affairs with numerous chorus girls, she divorced him in 1905 and took up a writing career.
Interested in architecture, design, travel and fiction writing, Emily published articles, books and adventure stories throughout her middle years. When Etiquette was first published in 1922, it was viewed as an extremely helpful book. Not unlike the Constitution of the United States, it appeared at a time when people from all over the world were flooding the country on a daily basis, and were in need of some direction on how to handle themselves in this new and different environment. People needed to get along in order to make the country and themselves successful. Emily Post's Etiquette set the standard on how and why people should be treated by devising a mainstream code of conduct that was appropriate for everyone, no matter your income level or social status.
The rest is history. Emily went on to become a household name, hosted her own radio show and wrote a popular newspaper column which was syndicated in over 100 papers across the country. Etiquette went on to thrive as well - evolving with the times in the form of periodic revisions and updates. At its height of popularity, the publishers were printing 5600 copies a week in order to keep up with demand. By the time, this 1960 edition was published, Etiquette was in its 93rd printing.
- 1960 edition, 93rd Printing, Tenth Edition
- Includes Original Dust Jacket
- Published by Funk & Wagnalls
- Contains 54 chapters and 671 pages
- Contains a paper ad insert for Emily's book about parenting which was published in 1940 - Children Are People
In lovely vintage condition. The dust jacket in entirely intact but does bear some chippy spots, mostly along the bottom edge. The interior of the book is clean and bright with no markings, spots or stains. The spine is tight and pages are intact.
Measures 6.5" inches (width) x 9.5" inches (length) x 2" inches (thickness)
Emily Post's Etiquette books are fun to collect by publishing year and edition because each volume has been thoughtfully modified for the time period in which it debuts. This type of revision tracks acts as social commentary in regards to our changing lifestyles and viewpoints over the the past 100 years since the books original debut. For example, later editions contain expanded advice for teenagers and talk about pre-marital sexual issues. Earlier editions offer advice on how to work with outside help or a domestic staff. Midcentury editions include much more information directed towards women in the workforce.