Stock Image

George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation (Little Books of Wisdom)

Washington, George

904 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 155709103X / ISBN 13: 9781557091031
Published by Applewood Books, 1989
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Murray Media (North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 26, 2013

Quantity Available: > 20

Buy New
List Price: US$ 9.95
Price: US$ 6.32 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 1.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 155709103X

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: George Washington's Rules of Civility & ...

Publisher: Applewood Books

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

About this title

Synopsis:

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English edition of these rules was available in Francis Hawkins' Youths Behavior, or Decency in Conversation Amongst Men, which appeared in 1640, and it is from work that Washington seems to have copied. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of this text. However much he may have simplified them, these precepts had a strong influence on Washington, who aimed to always live by them. The rules focus on self-respect and respect for others through details of etiquette. The rules offer pointers on such issues as how to dress, walk, eat in public, and address one's superiors.

From the Publisher:

Akashic Books presents a thought-provoking series of early writings from United States Presidents, starting this season with George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, and moving chronologically forward. Each slim book offers an introduction and additional commentary by a groundbreaking contemporary writer. This series is unlike any other Presidential commentaries in print, and is characterized by a critical viewpoint that will provide a counterpoint to the more staid analyses that have traditionally accompanied Presidential writings.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express