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Subject Matter Discussed in this Work (General/Partial Only, Please See Full Contents in Main Description Below): Victorian Victoriana Etiquette Cookery Cookbook Household Housekeeping Housewifery Farming Agriculture Farming Horses Cow Cattle Poultry Livestock Sports Games Indoor Outdoor Parlor Lawn Work Education Music Arts Poetry Business Bookkeeping Maguc Tricks Fair Cyclopedia Useful Knowledge Ladies Proper Dress Social Etiquette Conversation Decorum Gentlemen Dinner Table Dancing Party Ball-Room Quadrille Courtship Matrimony Wedding Marriage Bride Groom Bridal Proposal Engagement Trousseau Wedding Presents Bridesmaids Mourning Crape Widow Introductions Receptions Parties Dinner Neetmok Baptism Funerals Hotels Amusements Letter Writing Love Letters Toasts Sentiments Language of Flowers Gymnastics Walking Running Jumping Leaping Horseback Riding Driving Horse and Buggy Carriage Bicycle Riding Swimming Drowning Rowing Baseball Lawn Tennis Croquet Cricket Football Archery Skating Sliding Mesmerism Whist Euchre Poker Chess Parlor Magic Tricks Organizing a Fair Architecture English Grammar Prose Poetry Piano Forte Guide Stammering Singing Penmanship Invitations Rules of Debate Phrenology Knots and Splices Cultivation of Fruit Shorthorn Herefords Devon Sussex Kyloe West Highlander Galloway Angus Cheshire Cows Lancashire Hereford Galloway Ayrshire Shetland Welsh Irish Alderney Suffolk Cow Calf Rearing Stock Dairy Arabian Horse Barb Dongola Persian Turkooman Cossack Turkish East Indian Australian Belgian Dutch Norman Spanish Horse American Canadian English Thoroughbred Carriage Horses Wagon Horses Shetland Pony Stable Mangers Harness-Room Hay Loft Corn Chamber Hack Riding Horse Ladies Horse Hunter Carriage Horse Poultry Fancy Varieties Dorkings Spanish Cochins Brahmas Malays French Fowls Hamburghs Polish Bantam Turkeys Water-Fowl Geese Goose Ducks. COLLIERS CYCLOPEDIA OF COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL INFORMATION And Treasury of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge.Published in 1887 by P. Oversized 11 x 9 full leather binding with gilt decoration. Handsome leather binding as shown in photo with light surface wear; small hole in spine surface near bottom, short split in leather at top front joint. Gilt still bright and shining. Text is clean and complete. There are no torn, loose or missing pages. Beautiful example of this rare Victorian etiquette guide. Think of COLLIERS CYCLOPEDIA OF COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL INFORMATION as a users guide to Victorian life. Sort of an Everything You Wanted to Know About Victorians But Were Afraid to Ask. Or, Victoriana for Dummies, if you will. This huge, richly detailed and illustrated volume contains sections on Victorian etiquette, housekeeping and cookery, farming, horses and livestock, sports and outdoor games, work and education, music, the arts and poetry, business and bookkeeping, parlor magic, how to get up a Victorian fair, and so much more! At no period in the history of the United States has the necessity for a cheap but perfect Cyclopedia of Useful Knowledge been so imperative.
This is essentially a practical book. Its aim and object is to enable people to educate themselves. The ambition of the Publisher is to place in every American home this treasury of knowledge, invaluable as a manual of study and a work of reference; and while it is simple, progressive and interesting in style, is a veritable power, from the manner in which it enforces education. A reference to the list of contents will show, that under various heads are included those numerous branches of study essential to the varied walks of life, while its social forms convey those instructions which so qualify persons of both sexes for appearing to the highest advantage in society. Etiquette For Ladies: Introductions Letters of Introduction Visiting Cards Conversation Dress Morning and Evening Parties The Dinner-Party Staying at a Friends House Breakfast, Luncheon, Etc.
Etiquette for Gentlemen: Introductions Letters of Introduction Visiting Morning Calls Cards Conversation The Promenade Dress Riding and Driving Morning and Evening Parties The Dinner Table. Party and Ball Room Etiquette: How to Organize at Dancing Party or Ball Ball-Room Toilette for Ladies and Gentlemen Etiquette of the Ball-Room The Quadrille First Set of Quadrilles The Lancers The Lancers for Sixteen, or Double Lancers Double Quadrille The Polka The Mazourka Quadrille The Polka Mazourka The Redowa or Redova The Schottische La Varsovienne The Gorlitza The Valse a Trois Temps The Valse a Deux Steps The Fine Step Valse The Galop The Cotillon The Spanish Dance La Tempete Sir Roger De Coverley and a Virginny Reel.
Etiquette of Mourning: Proper Crape The Widows Outfit Caps The First Mourning The Widows Lingerie Mourning for Parents Mourning for Grandparents Mourning for Sisters or Brothers Mourning for Other Family Members Servants Mourning. Golden Rules of Etiquette: Introductions Ball At Home Receptions Parties Salutations Calls Dinner Baptism Funerals Hotels Amusements By Boat and Rail The Street Visits. Gymnastics: Walking, Running, Jumping and Leaping The Horizontal Bar The Hanging Bar The Parallel Bars The Vaulting Horse Climbing Ladders, Ropes, Poles, Etc Gymnastics Without Special Apparatus The Three Chairs Kicking the Cork The Stooping Stretch Stilts The Wall Spring. Riding: Mounting The Trot The Canter Vices and their Treatment Shying Buck-Jumping Refusing to Move Kicking Stumbling Concluding Remarks. Driving: Driving a Single Horse The Road Difficult Situations for Drivers Tusking the Bit and Running Away Stumbling and Slipping Jibbing Kicking Shying Rearing Driving Two Horses The Seat Accidents Down Hills Stopping Matching Horses Records of Trotting Horses of 2.20 and under.
Lessons in Bicycle Riding: First Lesson Second Lesson Third Lesson To Get On and Off How to Ride Side-saddle To rest the legs To ride without using the hands To ride without using legs or hands At Rest Choice of a machine Hints on Training. Swimming: Floating on the Back Swimming on the Back, Head First Swimming on the Chest The Side Stroke. Drowning: Preliminary Rules Treatment to Restore Breathing, according to Dr. Marshall Halls Method Treatment to Restore Breathing according to Dr.
Silvesters Method Treatment after Natural Breathing has been Restored General Observations Appearances which Generally Indicate Death from Drowning Cautions. Out-door Games: Baseball Rules of Baseball King of the Castle Lawn Tennis Croquet The Laws of Croquet Cricket The Laws of Single Wicket Observations on Rules Football Rules of Football Archery The Bow How to Choose a Bow How to Preserve a Bow The Arrow How to Choose an Arrow The Bow-String The Bracer The Quiver Targets Skating and Sliding. Parlor Games: Consequences Adjectives Crambo Definitions How Do You Like It? What is My Thought Like Proverbs Mesmerism Forfeits. Games of Cards: Whist Technical Terms used in Whist Rules of Whist Euchre Rules of Euchre Rules of Euchre Draw-Poker Jack-Pot Straight Poker Whiskey Poker Stud Poker.
Games of Skill: Chess The Pieces: Their Powers and Mode of Action Abbreviations Chess Notation Technical Terms used in the Game Laws of the Game Draughts Dominoes How to Commence the Game General Maxims All Fives The Drawing Game The Matadore Game Domino Pool Instructions for Playing Domino Pool The Whist Game The Four Game Sebastopol Game Tiddle a Wink Game. How to Get Up a Fair: The Idea of Organizing a Fair How to Get Up a Fair The Two Most Popular Stalls A Suitable Room How to Arrange a Fair The Windows A Platform Another Amusement The Refreshment Stall The Flower Stall The Live-Stock Stall The Poor Peoples Stall How to Prepare Articles Soliciting Contributions from Friends How to Sell Market Prices How to Arrange and Prepare a Stall Drapery, Color, Open Air Stalls, Fitting Up Arrangement of the Stalls Articles Suitable for a Bazaar Novelties for Bazaars Moss Frames Artificial Moss Wall Pockets Cap Basket Neetmok Chinese Penwiper Curtain Band Knitting Fan or Hand Screen Herring Bone Purse Porcupine Knitting for a Purse Fancy Pincushion Box for Playing Cards Gentlemans Dressing Case Childs Worsted Horse Reins Comb Case Childs Ball Glove Case Suggestions as to Dress, Etc How to Dress for a Fair Raffles, Bran Tubs, etc Bran-Tubs and Fish Ponds Articles Supplied from Stores. Architecture: Introduction Egyptian Style of Architecture Grecian Style of Architecture Explanation of Terms Orders The Ionic Order The Doric Order The Corinthian Order Caryatides Roman Style of Architecture Tuscan Order The Composite Order Italian Style of Architecture The Chinese Style The Saracenic, Moorish, and Byzantine Styles Saxon Style Gothic or Pointed Style Definitions of Parts Norman, Tudor and Modern Gothic Modern British Architecture. Painting: Landscape Painting Technique Detail Mass Tone Blocks Body Color Ink Colors Sketching Painting on Terra Cotta Painting on China. Photography For Girls: Introduction The Wet Process Cleansing the Plate Coating the Plate Sensitizing the Plate Exposure in the Camera Development The Gelatino-Bromide Process The Dark Room The Printing Process.COOKERY: Roast Beef Beef Steak Alamode Beef Beef Liver How to Corn Beef How to Roast Mutton How to Roast Veal Veal Cutlets Calfs Head Force-Meat Balls Calfs Feet Calfs Liver and Heart A Fillet of Veal Lambs Fry Turkey Goose Chickens Fricassee Pigeons Ducks Baked or Roast Pig Sweetbread, Liver and Heart Sausages Ham Tongues Chicken Pie Beef and Mutton Pie Chicken and Veal Pot Pie Warmed Over Meats Drawn Butter Burnt Butter Roast Meat Gravy Sauce for Cold Meat, Fish or Salad Wine Sauce for Venison or Mutton Oyster Sauce White Celery Sauce for Boiled Poultry Brown Sauce for Poultry Savory Jelly for Cold Meat Chicken Salad Apple and Cranberry Sauce Pudding Sauce Mushroom Catsup Walnut Catsup Plain Veal Soup Mock Turtle or Calfs Head Soup Beef or Black Soup Chicken or Turkey Soup Oyster Soup Pea Soup Omelet Poached Eggs Broiling, Boiling and Frying Fish Chowder Stuffed and Baked Fish Fish Cakes Fish Force-Meat Balls Clams Stewed Oysters How to Fry Oysters Oyster Pancakes Oyster Pie Scalloped Oysters Directions for Pickling Wheat Bread Sponge Bread Rye Bread Brown Bread Indian Bread Potato Bread Rice Bread French Rolls Butter Biscuit Buttermilk Biscuit Hard Biscuit Potato Biscuit Sponge Biscuit Crackers Cream Cakes Crumpets Rice Cakes Buckwheat Cakes Green Corn Cake Indian Corn Cake Indian Slap Jacks Johnny Cakes Hoe Cakes Muffins Raised Flour Waffles Quick Waffles Rice Waffles Rice Wafers. Agriculture: Analysis of Soils Manures Vegetable Manures Animal Manures Mineral Manures Management of Manures Composts Irrigation Rotation of Crops Draining Ten Reasons for Underdraining Conditions Requiring Drainage Practical Directions Will Underdraining Pay Fences Various Kinds of Fences Farm Implements The Cultivator The Field Roller Seed Sowers The Horse Rake Mowers, Reapers, Etc Farm Management Soils Farm Crops The Edible Grains Indian Corn Wheat Rye The Oat Barley Rice Buckwheat Millet How to Shock Grain The Legumes The Kidney Bean The Pea The Pea-Nut Esculent Roots The Potato The Sweet Potato The Turnip The Carrot The Parsnip The Grasses Timothy The Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass Red Top Tall Oat Grass The Fescue Grasses Orchard Grass The Egyptian Grass German Millet The Clovers Broom Corn Flax The Hop The Orchard Laying Out Orchards Soil and Situation Planting and Cultivating an Orchard. The Cultivation of Fruit: Cost Estimate for Three Acres Distances Locations Soil Preparation of the Ground Manuring Transplanting Laying off the Ground Season for Transplanting Setting Out Trees Trimming Taking from the Nursery Selection of Trees After-culture Plowing and Honing Pruning Protection Mulching The Vine Propagation Preparation of the Soil Transplanting Distance Number Per Acre Selection of Plants Cultivation Training and After Culture Pruning Insects and Diseases.
Cattle: Varieties of Cattle The Shorthorn Herefords The Devon The Sussex The Longhorned Devon The Kyloe or West Highlander The Galloway The Angus The Different Kinds of Cow Cheshire Cows Lancashire Devons Hereford Galloway Highland Ayrshire Shetland Welsh Irish Alderney Suffolk The Cow and Calf Rearing Cow Stock Watchfulness Required Summer Treatment Cost of Keep Consumption of Food Milk Dairies Winter Food. Poultry: Introduction Arrangement of Stock Houses Houses and Runs Feeding Eggs and Hatching Rearing Chickens Fancy Varieties Dorkings Spanish Cochins Cochins, Brahmas, Malays and the French Fowls Hamburghs The Golden-Spangled Hamburghs Golden and Silver Pencilled Hamburghs The Polish and the Various Class Silver-Spangled Polish Golden-Spangled Polish Bantams The Booted Bantam White and Black Bantams Turkeys and Water-Fowl Turkeys Geese Common Goose Ducks Rouen Ducks The Buenos Ayres The Musk, Muscovy or Brazilian Duck Call Ducks Diseases. Synonyms of Words in General Use.
A Guide for the Piano-Forte Player. A Practical Guide for Singers. Brief History of the United States.
Constitution of the United States. The Rules of Debate and How to Conduct One.Home Studies for Young Ladies. How to Get Up a Fair. Etiquette for Party and Ballroom. Etiquette of Courtship and Matrimony. How to Preserve Your Health. Our Next Door Neighbors, Canada and Mexico. Tables of Population: United States. Tables of Rainfall and Mortality. A Digest of the Laws Relating to the Rights of American Women. Instruction to Ladies Desirous of Entering the Civil Service. REMEMBER FOLKS, THIS IS AN 1887 ORIGINAL IN FULL LEATHER. THIS BOOK IS 132 YEARS OLD!!
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