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The Down Hill Road
Boston: H. L. Hastings, 1878. Broadside (61.5x41cm.); depicting 19 captioned photoengravings printed in black and tan; dampstaining to bottom edge, else Very Good. A premium picture offered to subscribers of The Christian, "a large, 16-page family illustrated Christian Temperance paper." The largest, central vignette depicts "A High old time," with...
[Item #22429]
Price: $450.00
 
The Down Hill Road
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Smoking and Drinking
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First Edition. Temperance and anti-smoking work by English-born American biographer, best known for his works on Horace Greeley, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Voltaire. 12mo (17cm.); original green blind and gilt-ruled cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, brown glazed endpapers; viii,[9]-151pp...
[Item #25364]
Price: $150.00
 
Smoking and Drinking
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Bombshells for Wets and Reds - The Twin Devils of America [at foot of title] Compilation of Speeches, Newspaper and Magazine Articles
[Black Mountain, NC: by the Author, 1936]. First Edition. Collection of writings and addresses by the popular Georgia Congressman, Anti-Saloon League speaker, and 1932 U.S. Presidential candidate on the Prohibition Party ticket. Despite healthy measures of Southern populism, evangelical Protestantism and anti-Communism, it must be said on Upshaw's behalf that...
[Item #16396]
Price: $125.00
 
Bombshells for Wets and Reds - The Twin Devils of America [at foot of title] Compilation of Speeches, Newspaper and Magazine Articles
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Uncle Tom's Mansion
Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdman's, 1931. First Edition. Prohibition novel, set within a decadent, upper-class Kentucky family. Missed by Hanna, though we note that the author's earlier temperance novel, Matoaka, A Story of the Fight For Americanism, is included by him (HANNA 516). Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in blue on...
[Item #16450]
Price: $50.00
 
Uncle Tom's Mansion
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Poster: "It's Smarter Not To Drink" Say These Football Stars - Abstinence Wins"
Westerville, OH: The Temperance Education Foundation, Inc. [n.d. but ca.1949]. Anti-alcohol poster produced by The Temperance Education Foundation, featuring 55 college football stars "whose names are known across the land, have registered with Allied Youth, Inc., an organization of abstaining young people, as total abstainers from alcoholic beverages." With black...
[Item #22433]
Price: $350.00
 
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The Battle Cry: A New Collection of Temperance & Prohibition Songs
Cincinnati: Fillmore Music House, 1915. Reprint. Nicely preserved copy of this standard temperance hymnal, including such classics as "Whisky Steals the Wise Man's Brains" and "Song of the Distillery." Originally published in 1887; this copy bears the statement: "In Renewal, 1915, by H.S. Taylor and J.B. Herbert" on copyright page...
[Item #14618]
Price: $45.00
 
The Battle Cry: A New Collection of Temperance & Prohibition Songs
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The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor
London: James Nisbet, 1859. First Edition. Gough was by many accounts the first American public "celebrity," a reformed drunkard who capitalized on his past to become the most highly-paid and highly sought-after lecturer of his generation. The present volume - a somewhat simpering account of missionary work among the London...
[Item #15175]
Price: $250.00
 
The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor
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Collection of 8 Anti-Tobacco Tracts
V.p. ca. 1940-1960. First Edition. 1. Virgil C. Finnell. Truth About Tobacco. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, n.d., ca. 1940s. 16mo (13.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 13pp. Near Fine. Chairman of the Prohibition National committee on the evils of smoking. 2. F.O. Hursh. Are You a Preacher and Do You Smoke...
[Item #27022]
Price: $100.00
 
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The Demon of the Orient and His Satellite Fiends of the Joints: Our Opium Smokers As They Are In Tartar Hells and American Paradises
New York: By the author, 1883. First Edition. An uncommon work, promoted as the first true-to-life exposé of the American opium trade, which the author claims began in 1868 when one Arthur Clendenin "became the first white man in America to smoke opium." Includes detailed and apparently first-hand accounts of...
[Item #21055]
Price: $500.00
 
The Demon of the Orient and His Satellite Fiends of the Joints: Our Opium Smokers As They Are In Tartar Hells and American Paradises
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The Power of Gold: A Romance of London, England in Seven Chapters
Buffalo: The Matthews-Northrup Works, 1909. First Edition. A romance of New York and London. Urania Nott Sangster, a native of Buffalo, New York, was the brother of noted American pictorialist painter Amos W. Sangster. She authored a number of volumes of poetry and fiction as well as several patriotic and...
[Item #14603]
Price: $50.00
 
The Power of Gold: A Romance of London, England in Seven Chapters
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The History of the Woman's Club Movement in America
New York: H.G. Allen, 1898. First Edition. Small quarto (10" x 9-1/2"); 1184pp; illus. Front hinge tender, else a clean and well-preserved copy, Very Good. A comprehensive history and biographical dictionary of American club women. A scarce and invaluable reference for the turn-of-the-century women's movement. KRICHMAR 254.
[Item #11990]
Price: $250.00