Indianapolis; [Brooklyn[: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers; [Press of Braunworth & Co, Bookbinders & Printers, 1905].
Duodecimo (19 x 12.5 cm.), , 363 pages. Index. Title page printed in red & black. FIRST EDITION. "October" below the date on the copyright page. A thorough treatise covering the traditional categories of etiquette: Invitations, Cards and Calls, Letter Writing, "Functions", Weddings, The Debutante, Gifts, Bachelor Hospitality, Hospitality as a Duty, Mourning, At Table, Boarding House Life, Children, Mistress & Maid, Self Help, and more. Marion Harland was the pen name of Mary Virginia Terhune, a Virginia born novelist and author of non-fiction, mostly for women. She wrote a number of cookbooks and domestic works, and was the first woman elected to the Virginia Historical Society. Her daughter, Christine Terhune Herrick, was also the author of several cookbooks and other works. ~ Some light soil to a few pages, and a touch of edgewear. In publisher's red and gold titled and ruled, brown cloth. Very good.