Etiquette by Kathrine de Peyster, 1931
"To say 'good morning' or 'good afternoon' when one enters a place of business is an indication of good breeding. It is better to make this salutation, even if it is not returned." Pg. 111
Etiquette by Kathrine de Peyster, 1931. This etiquette book is entirely made up of letters to "Dear Miss de Peyster" with the author's advice on proper manners as the response. "Black is Always Safe" is the title heading of one such letter and response, but it is not at all about a LBD. Instead it is the color of ink to use on writing paper. The social error of using green ink was advised against as Miss dePeyster responds "The use of green ink or red ink or brown ink comes under the head of bizarre, and is not good form or good taste." (pg. 9) The book itself has a lovely look in a teal turquoise blue color with black art deco style letters on the front cover and spine.
Condition: Vintage, small half inch square section of upper right corner of front cover has been peeled of likely from a former price sticker. Gentle wear on ends and corners, else very good. Pages are age-toned. All pages intact.