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Temperance Books & Ephemera

Glimpses Of Fifty Years

Glimpses Of Fifty Years

by Willard, Frances E

Women Torch-Bearers

Women Torch-Bearers

by Gordon, Elizabeth Putnam

Nineteen Beautiful Years

Nineteen Beautiful Years

by Willard, Frances E

Nineteen Beautiful Years

Nineteen Beautiful Years

by Frances E. Willard

Fleming H. Revell Company, 1889. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1889. 202 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Moderate tanning to pages, with occasional thumbing. Cracks to guttering throughout, with exposed netting. Heavy tanning to text block edges. Heavy cracking to front hinge, with light tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking. Heavy bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends, causing cloth to fray. Binding remains firm, with... Read more
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£20.55
The cup of fury

The cup of fury

by Sinclair, Upton

New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc, 1973. Paperback. 157p., small stain on half-title page, some toning on back wrapper, else in very good condition. Originally published in 1956. *Ahouse A87c.
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$12.00
[TEMPERANCE] [SAMMELBANDS] Temperance Tracts Issued by the National Temperance Society and Publication House [clothbound sammelband of 48 Temperance tracts]

[TEMPERANCE] [SAMMELBANDS] Temperance Tracts Issued by the National Temperance Society and Publication House [clothbound sammelband of 48 Temperance tracts]

by (STEARNS, J. N., publisher) [Various authors]

New York: J. N. Stearns, 1870. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. Bound by the publisher in plain brown cloth with gilt spine decoration. Spine ends worn, but internally clean, bright, and crisp, with the original yellow endpapers preserved. Overall, a solidly very good copy. Early 20th century bookstore stamp on the front free endpaper. SIGNED by the publisher (likely also the compilor), J. N. Stearns, on the front paste-down, and also bearing the pencilled signature of one James A. Briggs,... Read more
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$150.00
Crusade Against Drink in Victorian England

Crusade Against Drink in Victorian England

by Shiman, Lilian Lewis

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. Hardcover. x, 309p., cloth-covered boards, 5.5x8.75 inches, boards lightly edgeworn else very good condition in like dj.
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$20.00
BIBLE TEMPERANCE IS NOT TOTAL ABSTINENCE

BIBLE TEMPERANCE IS NOT TOTAL ABSTINENCE

by George M Beebe

Minneapolis, MN: George M Beebe. Fine with no dust jacket. 1918,. Hardcover. Alchoholism; Abstinence; Prohibition; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; George M Beebe, BIBLE TEMPERANCE IS NOT TOTAL ABSTINENCE, George M Beebe 1918, hardbound in original blue cloth with no dust jacket. Scarce. From the Bayard collection in Delaware. Temperance, Alchoholism, Prohibition. .
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$121.84
Temperance - or Prohibition

Temperance - or Prohibition

by Tietsoert, Francis J., ed

New York: The Hurst Temperance Contest Committee, 1929. First Edition. Cloth. Good. Black cloth with stain on front cover, green lettering on front and spine. Chips in cloth beside spine, wear to extremities, some front end pages have soiling. A contest was held for writers to propose a system of temperance without prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages. A few full page cartoons throughout, a few photographs throughout. 397 pp. First edition.
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$42.75
A Defence in Abatement of Judgment for an Alleged Libel in the Story Entitled "Inquire at Deacon Giles' Distillery." Addressed to the Hon. Chief Justice Shaw, at the session of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Held in Salem, Dec. 4, 1835 [wrapper title; caption title:] A Defence, Addressed to the Hon. Chief Justice Shaw.

A Defence in Abatement of Judgment for an Alleged Libel in the Story Entitled "Inquire at Deacon Giles' Distillery." Addressed to the Hon. Chief Justice Shaw, at the session of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Held in Salem, Dec. 4, 1835 [wrapper title; caption title:] A Defence, Addressed to the Hon. Chief Justice Shaw.

by [Libel]. [Temperance]. Cheever, George B[arrell]

Salem [Mass.]: John W. Archer, 1836. Some light dust-soiling and wear; a nearly fine copy.. Original printed blue wrappers (stitching renewed), 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 28 pages. The reformer Cheever had been appointed the pastor of Howard Street Congregational Church in Salem in 1833, and "two years later he attained national prominence with his enormously popular temperance tract, Enquire at Amos Gilesí Distillery. The essay, cast in the form of a dream, was a thinly disguised portrayal of John Stone, a... Read more
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$250.00
The wet parade

The wet parade

by Sinclair, Upton

Pasadena, CA: Self-published by the author, 1932. Hardcover. 431p. ,Later printing of Sinclair edition lacking Farrar emblem. Some dulling and fading to cloth along spine. Previous owner's name and date to top right corner of front free endpaper. Slight wear to corners. No dj. *AhouseA47a. Sinclair's novel about temperance and regret at the evident failure of prohibition.
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$20.00
To Retailers . . . [caption title].

To Retailers . . . [caption title].

by [Temperance]. Jewett, Charles, M. D

N. p. [but Rhode Island]: n. p., ca. 1836-1837]. First edition?. Old folds, some stains and small tears and flaws (touching the printed border but with no loss to the text); in good condition.. Broadside, 11.5 x 7.13 inches (30 x 18 cm), printed in double columns. Perhaps one of the most popular American poems inspired by bookkeeping and social reform, from the Rhode Island country doctor and popular homespun temperance lecturer and author Charles Jewett (1807-1879), a poem against the retailing of... Read more
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$350.00
The Decisions of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Arguments of Counsel on both sides at the final hearings, May 26-7, 1884, in the cases involving the constitutionality of the laws for the taxation of the liquor traffic, (the Pond Law and the Scott Law), under the Constitution of Ohio . . .

The Decisions of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Arguments of Counsel on both sides at the final hearings, May 26-7, 1884, in the cases involving the constitutionality of the laws for the taxation of the liquor traffic, (the Pond Law and the Scott Law), under the Constitution of Ohio . . .

by [Law]. Ohio. Supreme Court

Columbus, Ohio: The Capital Printing and Publishing Co., [1884]. First edition.. Cheap paper stock a bit toned but supple; some light staining, wear, and soiling to the cloth; a very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary coarse full linen, red and black leather spine labels, gilt and black lettering, [4], iii, [1], 195 pages. On the constitutionality in Ohio of taxing and regulating the sale of liquor, each passed by a Republican state legislature under pressure from the W.C.T.U.; the Pond Law (found... Read more
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$250.00
THE CUP OF THE TREGARVANS A Temperance Story

THE CUP OF THE TREGARVANS A Temperance Story

by Frances I. Kershaw

A very good hardcover. Binding is excellent and there are no markings or foxing on the pages. There are 144 pages. A collector's copy. A RARE book.
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$50.00
Text-Book of Temperance

Text-Book of Temperance

by LEES, F[rederic] R[ichard]

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 as a temperance advocate (ODNB). This volume contains both scientific and religious arguments against alcohol, along with proposed plans... Read more
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$80.00
The curse of Malvern

The curse of Malvern

by Edmister, Henry

Chicago, Stockton CA, and Philadelphia: The Monarch Book Co, 1892. 295p., red decorated cloth binding faded on the spine and unevenly faded on the cover, some edge wear, paper browned, front blank endpaper removed else good condition. Temperance novel, Wright no. 1701, but with a variant publisher. Majority found in OCLC were published by G. Hubbard & Co. in Columbus, Ohio.
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$35.00
Women Torch-Bearers: The Story of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Second Edition

Women Torch-Bearers: The Story of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Second Edition

by Gordon, Elizabeth Putnam

Evanston, IL: National Women's Christian Temperance Union Publishing House, 1924. Hardcover. 320p., cloth-covered boards, 5.75x8.5 inches, illus., fore-edge lightly foxed, boards lightly edgeworn else very good condition.
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$12.00
Essays on the Origin of Pauperism and Crime.

Essays on the Origin of Pauperism and Crime.

by [Crime]. [Temperance]. Anonymous

Boston: Published by S. G. Simpkins, 1841. First edition.. Some trifling wear and soiling; a fine copy.. 16mo, original blind-stamped diaper grain blue cloth, gilt lettering, 48 pages. No man of ordinary observation can pass through the streets of New York or Philadelphia, without meeting numerous living witnesses of the misery which exists in both of those cities, and especially in the former. Enough can be seen in Boston to make any benevolent heart ache daily for suffering humanity. But still the... Read more
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$450.00
Anti-Cigarette Pledge [card]

Anti-Cigarette Pledge [card]

Chicago: n.pub, n.d.. Business card-sized pledge card, stating "I hereby solemnly promise, God helping me, to abstain from the use of Cigarettes in any form, and to use all means in my power to induce others to do the same." Very good. There is space to write the holder's name and the date, but this example is unused. Chicago union bug in corner.
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$20.00
The Temperance Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1834 [1835, 1836, 1837, 1838] . . . Prepared and Published under the Direction of the Executive Committee of the New-York State Temperance Society.

The Temperance Almanac for the Year of our Lord 1834 [1835, 1836, 1837, 1838] . . . Prepared and Published under the Direction of the Executive Committee of the New-York State Temperance Society.

by [VISUAL PERSUASION]. New-York State Temperance Society

This item is currently on reserve; please contact dealer for more details. New-York: Published and Sold by L. D. Dewey [et al.]; Albany: Hoffman & White, Printers, [1833]; Albany: Steam Press of Packard and Van Benthuysen, [1834-1837]. 5 vols, unbound pamphlets, stitched, various dimensions (between 6.63 inches tall and 7.63 inches tall), 48; 36; 24; [24]; 48 pages. Woodcut title page vignette to each number, woodcut and wood-engraved illustrations. 1836 and 1838 almanacs untrimmed. First editions.... Read more
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$400.00
The politics of domesticity; women, evangelism, and temperance in nineteenth-century America

The politics of domesticity; women, evangelism, and temperance in nineteenth-century America

by Epstein, Barbara Leslie

Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1981. Hardcover. ix, 188p., first edition cloth boards; dj sunned at spine with a couple of small closed tears and chips, else very good with inscription by author.
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$12.00
A GREAT MOTHER SKETCHES OF MADAM WILLARD

A GREAT MOTHER SKETCHES OF MADAM WILLARD

by Willard, Frances E. ; Norton, Minerva Brace

Woman's Temperance Publishing Association. Good with no dust jacket. 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Temperance, front free end paper reduced. .
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$14.65
Anna Morrison Reed 1849 - 1921, edited by: John E. Keller

Anna Morrison Reed 1849 - 1921, edited by: John E. Keller

by [Reed, Anna Morrison]

Lafayette: the editor, 1978. xxvi, 285p., illustrated with period photos and documents and two modern line maps; first edition cloth boards in dj, copy as new. "The collated writings of a nineteenth century Butte County girl..[who] lived several places in California, especially in the gold mining area, and married a miner.. As a popular lecturer and writer on Temperance and Women's Sufferage, she traveled widely throughout northern California for several years. Her diary and writings reflect ..the... Read more
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$15.00
Raittius Kansalais-Uskontona: Raittiusliike ja järjestäytyminen 1870-luvulta suurlakon jälkeisiin vuosiin

Raittius Kansalais-Uskontona: Raittiusliike ja järjestäytyminen 1870-luvulta suurlakon jälkeisiin vuosiin

by Sulkunen, Irma

Helsinki, Finland: Societas Historica Finlandiae, 1986. 312p., wraps, 5.75 x 8.25 inches, very good condition. Text mostly in Finnish, with an 11p. summary in English. Historiallisia Tutkimuksia 134. Study of the temperance movement in Finland from the 1870s to the early 1900s.
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$25.00
The True Path: Or The Murphy Movement and Gospel Temperance; A Complete History of the Rise, Progress and Wonder Effects of The Great Reformatory Wave Now Deluging Our Land... Biography... of Francis Murphy the Great Temperance Epostle

The True Path: Or The Murphy Movement and Gospel Temperance; A Complete History of the Rise, Progress and Wonder Effects of The Great Reformatory Wave Now Deluging Our Land... Biography... of Francis Murphy the Great Temperance Epostle

by Vandersloot, Samuel

Detroit: R.D.S. Tyler & Co, 1878. First Edition. Cloth. Good +. Blue cloth with embossed gilt lettering on front, embossed black decoration on front, gilt lettering on spine. Back cover has embossed title, white marks and buckling, wear to extremities, tissue guard over frontispiece, has foxing, front free fly leaf has name and location of former owner. Gilt page edges.
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$38.00
The Crooked Glasses

The Crooked Glasses

by Craig, Laura Gerould

Buffalo, NY: [Christian Woman's Board of Missions], [190-?]. 32p., staplebound booklet, front cover has a diagonal scratch and a scar from old sticker removal. Not found in OCLC as of October 2019. Short story in which a woman is convinced to join the Women's Christian Temperance Union to fight demon alcohol. Craig was president of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions.
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$40.00
An Appeal to Tax-Payers, In Opposition to the Existing Law for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

An Appeal to Tax-Payers, In Opposition to the Existing Law for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

by William J. Mullen

Philadelphia: Printed by J. Craig, [1852]. Paginated [17]-40 pages, i.e., [23] pages. 12mo. Pamphlet; removed; without wrappers, else Very Good. Scarce Philadelphia temperance tract railing against the traffickers of alcohol. Mullen connects alcoholism to sufferers of mental illness as well as highlighting an increase of crime, sometimes leading to murder. Mullen suggests that taxpayers are being overburdened through the allowance of alcohol sales; sales that create profits, but also create unwell... Read more
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$162.00
The Water-Drinkers

The Water-Drinkers

by Longmate, Norman

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1968. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners and some age-toning to spine. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. xiii, 322 pages. Indispensible to an understanding of nineteenth century history and fiction. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$15.00