Bushman, Richard L.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition (stated). An illuminating analysis of the introduction into early American society of gentility and civilized mores, the development of personal and societal concerns for style, taste, aesthetics, beauty, and politeness, and how these concerns changed American culture and society, reflected in a frontier population becoming a gentry, in a finer architecture, in the flowering of cultural refinements of all kinds, much more. Hardcover with price-clipped dust jacket, contains illustrations, notes, indexed, 504pp. A very nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Rare.. First Edition (stated). Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.