Entitled "Encyclopedia Of Social & Business Forms", this old book, (found at a garage sale in the $1.00 box) was signed by the giver in 1882. The date of publication is not visible, but starts with "187_"!
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It is full of engraved plates protected by tissue, but what I love about it most are the great flourished fonts, and the content gives a written glimpse at what was socially acceptable behaviour of the day. (For all you newlyweds unsure of how to behave, please check out "The Duties Of The Wife" section).
According to a reputable bookseller, it's not worth a dime in its condition, but it's very dear to my heart.
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