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Fifteen Years In Hell: an Autobiography

Fifteen Years In Hell: an Autobiography

by BENSON, Luther

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Indianapolis: Carlon & Hollenbeck, 1892. Later (fourth?) printing (first published 1877). Octavo (20cm). Embossed cloth, titled in gilt; 212pp; frontispiece portrait. Mild rubbing to boards; still a tight, straight copy, internally clean, sound, and unmarked. A popular temperance memoir, written from an Indiana sanitarium, describing a lifetime of abject slavery to alcoholism. Benson (1847-1898) recounts stretches during… Read more about this item
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The Temperance Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1834; Calculated Generally for All Parts of the United States and Canada: Containing Beside the Usual Astronomical Calculations, Many Valuable Suggestions and Important Statements on the Subject of Temperance

The Temperance Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1834; Calculated Generally for All Parts of the United States and Canada: Containing Beside the Usual Astronomical Calculations, Many Valuable Suggestions and Important Statements on the Subject of Temperance

by Executive Committe of the New-York State Temperance Society

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1834
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New Castle: L. D. Dewey and The N.Y. State Temperance Society, 1834. First Edition. First printing. 12mo (18cm). In paper wraps, spine whipstiched with small ribbon loop at top; 48pp; wood engraving to cover, 12 wood engavings in text. Lacking rear wrapper. With minor marginal annotations, including notes of family births. Rubbed, edges battered, small tear to front wrap,… Read more about this item
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Elements of Civil Liberty, or the Way to Maintain Free Institutions
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Elements of Civil Liberty, or the Way to Maintain Free Institutions

by WISNER, William

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1853
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Ithaca: Andus, Gauntlett & Co, 1853. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm). Brown cloth, boards blindstamped, titled in gilt on spine; yellow endpapers; vi, [2], [7]-238pp; steel mezzotint frontispiece portrait by A. H. Ritchie. A straight, fresh copy with loss to headcap, gilt dulled, some discoloration to fore-edge, but largely clean: Very Good or better. A work on American… Read more about this item
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Text-Book of Temperance
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Text-Book of Temperance

by LEES, F[rederic] R[ichard]

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1869
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Rockland, ME: Z. Pope Vose & Co, 1869. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19cm). In brown cloth, titled in gold on spine; yellow endpapers; 312, [2]pp; errata slip at rear. Contemporary owner's name to front pastedown. An upright, tight copy, rear board gently warped, rubbed, with minor loss at head, internally clean: Very Good. Lees (1815-1897) earned his living… Read more about this item
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The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher

The Autobiography of Lyman Beecher

by BEECHER, Lyman; Barbara M. Cross, ed

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1961
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Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1961. First Thus. Two volumes; octavo (24cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jackets; xxxix,[1],418; vii,[3],447pp.; frontispieces, five leaves of illus. printed on rectos and versos. External jacket panels toned, especially spines, light foxing to textblock extremities, previous owner's neat ink and pencil marginalia; still, a Very Good, quite sound set overall.… Read more about this item
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Die Bekämpfung des Alkoholismus im Freistaat Sachsen: Zum 3. Deutschen Alkoholgegnertag anlässlich der Internationalen Hygiene-Ausstellung 1930 in Dresden

Die Bekämpfung des Alkoholismus im Freistaat Sachsen: Zum 3. Deutschen Alkoholgegnertag anlässlich der Internationalen Hygiene-Ausstellung 1930 in Dresden

by BRETSCHNEIDER, Richard, ed

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1930
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Dresden: Verlag Sächische Landeshauptstelle gegen den Alkoholismus, 1930. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's blue cloth-backed printed paper-covered boards; 152pp. & 8 leaves of illus. printed on rectos and versos. Corners gently bumped, boards rather dust-soiled, else Very Good, internally fine. Publication of the third congress of the Saxonian anti-alcoholism league. OCLC locates no copies in North America as of… Read more about this item
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The Authentic History of Isaac Jenkins, His Wife, and Their Three Children; with an Agreeable and Happy Sequel, shewing the good effects of their worthy friend Mr. Langford's admonitions

The Authentic History of Isaac Jenkins, His Wife, and Their Three Children; with an Agreeable and Happy Sequel, shewing the good effects of their worthy friend Mr. Langford's admonitions

by BEDDOES, Thomas

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1822
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Cambridge: Printed for the Trustees of the Publishing Fund, by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1822. First American Edition. 12mo (17.5cm.); removed; 40pp. Very Good and fresh overall. Tale by the English physician promoting temperance, the eponymous Jenkins finally discovering "too sensibly the difference between beggary with drunkenness and discontent, and plenty with sobriety and a light, cheerful heart" (p. 40).… Read more about this item
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Profit and Loss in Man

Profit and Loss in Man

by HOPKINS, Alphonso A.

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1909
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New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1909. First Edition. 12mo (20cm.); publisher's teal cloth lettered and ruled in pale yellow; 376pp. Light shelf wear, some minor flaking to lettering, else Very Good to Near Fine. Lengthy treatise in favor of prohibition laid out in nativist terms: "Besodden Europe, worse bescourged than war, famine, and pestilence, sends here her drink-makers,… Read more about this item
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The Goldmaker's Village (Happy Child's Library)

The Goldmaker's Village (Happy Child's Library)

by ZSCHOKKE, H[einrich]

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1868
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New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1868. Reprint. Octavo (15.5cm); brick red cloth, stamped in blind, gilt on spine; 180pp. Tear along front joint of spine, plus chips, material loss to heel and crown; boards show moderate rubbing, soiling, edgewear. Ownership signatures on ffep; foxing and soiling throughout textblock; bindings slightly shaken, else Good or Better. German author/social… Read more about this item
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Edmund and Margaret: or, Sobriety and Faithfulness Rewarded

Edmund and Margaret: or, Sobriety and Faithfulness Rewarded

by [RELIGIOUS FICTION - TEMPERANCE] ANONYMOUS

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1822
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Cambridge: Printed for the Trustees of the Publishing Fund, by Hilliard and Metcalf, 1822. First Edition. 12mo (17cm.); disbound; 60pp. Light soil, else Very Good or better. Moralistic tale establishing the "basic situation often used in later temperance fiction--a marriage threatened by the husband's drinking habit" (David S. Reynolds and Debra J. Rosenthal, "The Serpent in the Cup" (1997),… Read more about this item
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True to His Colours; or, The Life That Wears Best

True to His Colours; or, The Life That Wears Best

by WILSON, T.P.; Francis Arthur Fraser, illus

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1879
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London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1879. First Edition. 12mo (18.25cm.); publisher's brown decorative cloth embossed in black and gilt, brown glazed endpapers; 349pp.; engraved frontispiece, five leaves of plates signed in image "FAF." Just a hint of edge wear, else Near Fine. Contemporary manuscript gift inscription from the Metropolitan Methodist Sabbath School for a Reward of Merit. English temperance… Read more about this item
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The Infidel Class; or, the Second Party of the Story of Archibald Thompson

The Infidel Class; or, the Second Party of the Story of Archibald Thompson

by AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION

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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, textblock loose in binding. About Good overall. From the… Read more about this item
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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

[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

by Women's Christian Temperance Union

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1914
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Beaver Falls, PA: WCTU, 1914. First Edition. Broadside circular, 11" x 8" (ca 28cm x 20cm). Text in one column below headline, printed recto-only. Old folds; minor toning and edgewear; two brief pencil marks in left margin; Very Good. Cites recent Supreme Court ruling "finding no constitutional objection to a law making saloonkeepers liable for damages resulting from their… Read more about this item
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The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor

The Missing Link; or, Bible-Women in the Homes of The London Poor

by [TEMPERANCE] [GREAT BRITAIN] "L.N.R." (pseud Ellen Ranyard)

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1859
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London: James Nisbet, 1859. First Edition. 12mo (16cm). Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards; gilt spine in six compartments; marbled endpapers and page edges; 296pp. Copy of the prominent Boston reformer and temperance lecturer John B. Gough, with his ownership signature and a lengthy presentation to him, dated 1859, from a John Lang, Dundee [Scotland?]. Corners and spine ends rubbed… Read more about this item
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The Power of Gold: A Romance of London, England in Seven Chapters

The Power of Gold: A Romance of London, England in Seven Chapters

by [WOMEN'S FICTION] SANGSTER, Rena Urania Nott

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1909
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Buffalo: The Matthews-Northrup Works, 1909. First Edition. Octavo (24cm). Original green cloth boards stamped in gilt on front cover; 150pp; frontis. portr. Sight rubbing to cloth on spine, endpapers darkened, else a tight, Near Fine copy. Elaborate presentation inscription on front free endpaper to "Sister Leonard" from eleven fellow members of Myrtle Rebekah Lodge #84 [Lockport, NY], dated 1917.… Read more about this item
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