Etiquette Social Advice 1805 Philadelphia Baron Knigge rare leather book seduction loveBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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[Book on conversing in public with people- late 18th/ early 19th century Europe and America. How to get along in the world and live a peaceful, happy and useful life- early self- help advice/ Etiquette].
Practical Philosophy of Social Life; or, the Art of Conversing with Men: After the German of Baron Knigge [Philo], by P. Will. First American Edition.
1805, Lansingburgh, Troy, NY, by Penniman & Bliss.
Full tree calf leather binding. Beautiful leather binding.
Smooth spine double gilt ruled into compartments, contrasting title label.
Contents remain fresh, tight, sound and complete. Light minor scattered age spotting.
Likely a reworking of this seminal late 18th century social etiquette classic, slightly adapted by the American author for then current needs and demands of an emerging early America public society.
Book measures: 8 5/8" H X 5 3/4" W.
Among the topics discussed include seduction, talking with coquettes, avoiding falling in love, etc. The author was one of the "Illuminati".