Originally published in 1859, this small etiquette book was published as the authoritative manual on how to behave when one visited the capitol of the United States.?It is more than an etiquette book, it is also a guide to touring mid-19th century?Washington City. ?As stated in it's notice: "...a new work, a Guide to Washington, with the more essential rules of polite society in the Metropolis....embraces a description of all the public buildings, grounds, and objects of interest in the city and its vicinity." It is a valuable resource for living historians, reenactors and those who are interested in Washington, social morays,?life and etiquette in the mid-19th century. Due to?this book?being a reprint from the original, there may be an occasional imperfection such as blurred letters, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either a part of the original artifact or were caused by the scanning process.? We feel that this work is culturally and historically of importance and are pleased to offer it for your study and enjoyment.