Excerpt from Manners a Handbook of Social Customs Public halls. - The subscription balls take place in some public ball-room, as a rule. In New York, for instance, at Del monico's. Ladies receiving - Several ladies are selected to form the reception committee, and they stand in one of the outer rooms, bowing to the guests as they enter. Shaking hands. - Oh such occasions, one shakes hands; the ladies courtesy, and the gentlemen bow. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.