Chap Record

Reading, Adda Sproul

Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910
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No date, about 1910. Some wear and soiling to cover; pages tanned; clean otherwise inside. The book was intended to be filled out of the men the owner met, with records of name, date, place and opinion. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Reference; Inventory No: 090987. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Chap Record
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Publication Date: 1910
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Henry Sotheran Ltd
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Book Description 1900. New York, Frederick A Stokes Company. [1900] 8vo., original cloth backed boards with an image of a dapper gentleman doffing a top hat, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Frontispiece reproducing the design on front board. A little rubbiing to boards otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this book printed for young ladies to record their memories of dates that they had been on. The book is made up of blank entries, to be filled in under the sections "Name, Date, Place and Opinion". There is also a page on which to record "The Twelve Most Notable Chaps" under the headings "Handsomest, Youngest, Oldest, Best Name, Most Fascinating, Best Talker, Best Eyes, Homeliest, Wittiest, Most Sarcastic, Most Hopeless, and, The One" This copy belonged to a young lady called Katherine H McCauley (ownership inscription) and includes about 125 entries recording dates from 1902 to 1912. The venues range along the East Coast of the USA including Atlantic City, NYC, Washington DC, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Greenwich, and Providence. The comments under "Opinions" provide fascinating reading. "One of the nicest I have ever met. Shows a girl a great time and rather good looking.", "Good looking clean chap, not a bit like a Rev", "Rather old but interesting", "Funny man would be good looking but is so fat", "Don't think there is much to him but foolishness", "Old fat and Jowly", "S-A-D", "Without doubt the worst man I've ever met. Weak, fast and discourteous", "quite too unagreeable for words", "The limit" A fascinating insight into Edwardian courtship. Bookseller Inventory # 2096654

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