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Visiting Card Cases

By: Riley, Noel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Lutterworth Press: 1983

Seller ID: 5292

ISBN: 0718825497

Condition: New

No shelf wear, no remainder mark. Card cases-the slim rectangular holders of calling cards-were made in many materials and countless styles from the 1820s for a century or more. Like many fashionable habits, that of using calling cards was introduced by the French. By the end of the 18th century it had spread all over Europe, and by the beginning of the 19th century it had developed into a highly complicated pattern of etiquette to which all ladies and gentlemen aspiring... View more info