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Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson by  Judith Martin - 1st US Edition. - 1985 - from KALAMOS BOOKS and Biblio.com

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Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson

by Martin, Judith

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New York: Atheneum, 1985. When I had the honor of giving Harvard University's John M. Olin Distinguished Lecture, from which this slender volume is derived, I became only the second scholar from the rigorous discipline of etiquette to address that otherwise distinguished center of learning. My mission .is to call attention to the need for a philosophically acceptable and aesthetically pleasing standard of American etiquette. In my humble way, I only wish to finish the task at which our Founding Fathers failed. It is my hope that this small treatise will cure the historic ills of American society. If not, it has at least already enabled me to endow, at Harvard, the Miss Manners Champagne Fund for Parched Political Philosophers so that my successors at the lectern are immediately refreshed for their efforts. Miss Manners has long held the belief that champagne is a major civilizing influence, not to mention an invaluable tool in softening up those who resist acknowledging the importance of etiquette as an academic discipline. 76p. Marbled endpapers A delightful book on fine paper that wouild make a nice gift. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Glassine.

Includes bibliographical references.




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