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The Infidel Class; or, the Second Party of the Story of Archibald Thompson
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, No. 146 Chestnut Street, [1835]. First Edition. 24mo (14.25cm.); contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards; 107pp.; frontispiece, text illus. throughout. Boards rather rubbed with some loss of paper to rear cover, a few tiny puncture holes to spine, hinges broken, old dampstain along gutter edge of rear hinge...
[Item #32025]
Price: $125.00
 
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The Down Hill Road
Boston: H. L. Hastings, 1878. The largest, central vignette depicts "A High old time," with three carousing young men and their passed-out mate on the floor, the apex of the story of a nice young boy leaving home ("Good bye Mother. Dont Worry about me!") which ends with Mother weeping...
[Item #22429]
Price: $450.00
 
The Down Hill Road. George W. BURNHAM, illus.
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"1919" Death Bell Issue
St. Albans, W. Va. John Benedict Cunningham, 1912. First Edition. Cunningham, an ardent socialist, suffragist, and prohibitionist, directs his wrath at President Theodore Roosevelt, who "gave guilty assistance...in every alcohol-felony during his public service." Octavo (19.5cm.); original red card wrappers printed in darker red; 144pp.; text printed entirely in red...
[Item #31685]
Price: $200.00
 
"1919" Death Bell Issue. John Benedict CUNNINGHAM.
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How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment?
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, (1929). First Edition. Government-produced leaflet directed to primary school teachers, giving suggestions for how to educate pupils on the virtues of Prohibition. Includes approaches for various curricula including arithmetic, social studies, art, etc; rear wrapper features a list of popular slogans for indoctrination: "Obedience to...
[Item #18608]
Price: $50.00
 
How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment? Department of Education, Bureau of Prohibition Statistics.
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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. James PARTON.
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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. SOCIAL FICTION - TEMPERANCE, William G. BURLEIGH.
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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. TEMPERANCE, H. S. TAYLOR, Dr. J. B. HERBERT.
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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. TEMPERANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, "L N. R.", pseud Ellen Ranyard.
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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
 
Collection of 8 Anti-Tobacco Tracts. TOBACCO.
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[CIRCULAR] Pennsylvania Rumsellers Must Pay Damage - So says our highest tribunal in the case of Mrs. May Bulger vs. Louis W. Prenica, Nebraska City, Neb.
Beaver Falls, PA: WCTU, 1914. First Edition. Cites recent Supreme Court ruling "finding no constitutional objection to a law making saloonkeepers liable for damages resulting from their sale of liquor;" calls on Pennsylvania citizens to "...Spread this informaion, and encourage such as are aggrieved to demand redress through the courts...
[Item #18605]
Price: $85.00
 
[CIRCULAR] Pennsylvania Rumsellers Must Pay Damage - So says our highest tribunal in the case of Mrs. May Bulger vs. Louis W. Prenica, Nebraska City, Neb. Women's Christian Temperance Union.
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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. WOMEN'S FICTION, Rena Urania Nott SANGSTER.
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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