(c1 1900?). Lithograph illustration of 4 men standing at a bar (by Carswell) with 32 lines of text. The text is a srcastic, anti- rum description of a rumseller: "Friends and Neighbors: Having just opened a commodious shop for the sale of "Liquid Fire," I embrace this early opportunity of...
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NY: National Temperance Society and Publications House. small broadside, 8-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches. Very good. This has three paragraphs of text within ruled borders, around two woodcuts. The upper image is of a drunken man and his poor wife and two little children (all the bars are open) while the...
[ca. 1892]. single sheet, printed on both sides. (tear at the lower corner, not affecting any text) 8-1/4 x 3-3/4. This prints positive blurbs by individual and media outlets for the Cyclopedia.
NY: Kellogg, [ca 1840]. Approx. 14 x 9-1/2 inches. framed behind glass in a contemporary frame. Kellogg (1811-1881) came from a family of engravers who established one of the most successful print publishing businesses in the country. Kellogg and his brothers were the principal partners in the firm from the...
[np,nd]. 8vo, 4pp (single foded sheet), some soiled, just good. "The rum drinking Christian is an inconsistant Christian."
[Indianapolis: The Art Press, 1915]. First Edition. 4to, [pp. 60], printed paper wraps (chipped and soiled). This contains text as well as mounted photos of the temperance members of this organization. There are tipped in portaits of J. F. Hanly, O. W. Stewart, D. A. Poling, Dr. I. Landrith, Dr...
Boston: American Tract Society. 8vo, pp. 4 (single folded sheet). Little soiled, VG. "Are you a sabbath breaker? There are many- and you, my reader, may be among the number - who make no effort to cast loose from the scene of danger. "
Advertising brochure, 8 x 10 in. Single sheet folded into 4 pages. Includes Scott's bio as well as tributes from the press as well as personal comments.
[card], 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 in. rubbed around the edges which obscures some of the letterpress. Good. Not filled out. The prospective signer promises not to drink alcohol.
NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1891. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 406. Bound in blue cloth (hinges neatly repaired, closed tear to the final leaves), a very good copy. This includes a wide range of speeches and reports about the morality of temperance, the tactics to be used to enforce it, poitical considerations, etc.
The Missouri Woman's Christian Union, 1910. Self wraps, [pp. 24]. Contemporary name on cover. This is a combinatin of temperance songs and temperance slogans: "Which do you stand for? the Church & the school of the saloon? | Blind Tigers: Chicago has over 7000 licensed saloon and 2500 blind tigers, dives and joints.
[Evanston, Il: W,C,T.U., [ca 1910?]. A Poem of 16 lines: " A bar to heaven, a door to hell | Whoever named it, named it well ..." Fine.
[Evanston, Il: W,C,T.U., [ca 1910?]. A text of 8 lines: " Have you a boy to spare? ..." Fine.
[Rockville, CT: Connecticut Temperance Union, ca 1870?]. 8vo, pp. 8. Self wraps. Includes music and lyrics. Very good. Incudes; "We are Marshalling the Forces" by Hubert P. Main; "Sound the Battle Cry!" by Wm F. Sherwin; "The Temperance Chinmes" by H. P. Danks; etc.
Topeka, KS: Methodist Espiscopal Church, 1914. Broadside ( 22 x 16 in) . The top half of the broadside discusses prohibition and the botom half lists the newspapers by name in six colums. Little oiled but in very good condition.
4to, 6pp., 8-1/4 x 11 in. Much of the paper contains reports of the resolution of the state convention.
Boston: Commercial Photo Co., (1896). Lacks parts of the mounting, little faded.
NY: by the Society, . First Edition. 8vo, pp. 17 tracts, each individually paginated. Bound in original leather backed boards, front cover very loose, some light pencil holograph on the endpaper. Little toning, but a good copy. The articles are: Benjamin RUSH, "The Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the human...
[Evanston, Il: W,C,T.U., [ca 1910?]. A Poem of 8 lines: " Which of your boys do you intend | Shall stand in the footprints of ruined men? ..." Fine.
NY: National Temperance Society and Publication House. Broadside, 8-1/2 x 5 in., printed inside a decoratrive border. "Reader, what are you doing to stay the tide of intemperance that is sweeping over our land, and wrecking in its onward rushing course the fondest hopes of many a heart, buryinmg beneath...
Boston: The Warren Press, 1903. reprint. 8vo, pp. 198. Hinge loose, but a very good copy. A temperance story that took place in Canada.
Chicago: Woman's Temperance Publlishing, (1892). First Edition. 8vo, pp. 240. Frontis portrait. Turquoise cloth, stamped in gilt. Title and another leaf loose, edges little soiled, last two leaves clipped at upper corners. Cover little worn at edges and spine, o/w VG.
np,nd: [ca 1870?]. Broadside, 12 x 5-1/8 in, Slightly soiled, couple of folds, with 2 closed tears. A temperance piece listing 45 questions about alcohol:, ie. 1. What is the etymology of alcohol? 14. What is the chemistry of malting? 23. How general is the adulteration of liquors? 26. How...
NY: Norton, (1976). First printing. 8vo, pp. 246. Sources, index. Red cloth. Edges spotted, o/w a VG tight copy in little scuffed and chipped dj.
NY: Funk & Wagnalls, (1892). First Edition. 12mo, pp. 128. Some soiled blue wraps (little gnawed at corner) a good tight copy. Copeland offers facts about alcohol consumption and its affects on society.