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The Refinement Of America

By Bushman, Richard L





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The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities,

BUSHMAN, Richard L.,

Knopf, 1992,. illustr. excellent in dj (publ in pbk @ $39.95) 505pp.

$30.00


Refinement of America, The : Persons, Houses, Cities

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.

$25.00


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

Bushman, Richard L

New York: Knopf, 1992. Fine in fine dust jacket. AS NEW. Unread.. First Edition. Hard Bound. Fine/Fine.

$24.00


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

Bushman, Richard L

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. 1992. 1st Edition. 8vo 504pp . Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. Remainder dot. Analysis of early American society traces the introduction of gentility into the life of the nation .

$23.52


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

Bushman, Richard L

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1992. 504pp. Extremities book & Dj lightly rubbed; small scratch on front cover Dj. Illus.; notes; index.. 1st. Hb. VG+/VG.

$20.00


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

BUSHMAN, Richard L

New York: Knopf, 1992. A tight, clean copy in bright dust jacket. Black & white illustrations; remainder mark on top edge; 504pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$17.00

THE REFINEMENT OF AMERICA

Bushman, Richard L

NY, 1992. Dj, 504pp, illus. VG/VG.

$15.00


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

Bushman, Richard L

Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A.: Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1992. pp. 504, "This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material world from mansions and silverware to etiquette books, city planning, and sentimental novels, Richard L. Bushman shows how a set of values originating in aristocratic court culture gradually permeated almost every stratum of American society and served to prevent the hardening of class consciousness. A work of immense and richly nuanced learning, The Refinement of America newly illuminates every facet of both our artifacts and our values.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$15.00


The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities

Bushman, Richard L

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Clean, crisp and unmarked. First printing. Quarter cloth binding. 504pp. Dust jacket in a new mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

$14.00


Refinement of America : Persons, Houses, Cities

RICHARD L. BUSHMAN

Random House Inc, September 1993. Trade Trade. Good. Good Softcover. Moderate soiling and shelfwear to covers. Spine has creasing. Textblock mildly soiled. Writing on FFEP. Underlining on some pages. Pages tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.

$12.00


The Refinement of America; Persons, Houses, Cities

BUSHMAN, Richard L

New York: Knopf, 1992. First. hardcover. good/good. Illus. 504pp. 8vo, 1/2 red cloth, d.w. dampstained, bottom margins throughout lightly dampstained. New York: Knopf, 1992. From the library of Wendell Garrett with his rubber stamp on the front flyleaf.

$11.25