Temperance

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Temperance Books & Ephemera

Glimpses Of Fifty Years

Glimpses Of Fifty Years

by Willard, Frances E

Nineteen Beautiful Years

Nineteen Beautiful Years

by Willard, Frances E

Race Welfare

Race Welfare

by Gruber, Max

Westerville, OH: American Issue Publishing Company, [191-]. 15p., stalebound pamphlet, mild toning, very good. International Series no. 7. The author, president of the Royal Hygenic Institute in Munich, argues that alcohol impacts racial health and reproduction. An example of the intersection between Temperance and Eugenics in this period.
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$45.00
The Anti-Saloon League song book

The Anti-Saloon League song book

by Excell, E.O., ed

Westerville, OH: American Issue Publishing Company, 1915. Paperback. [125p.], wraps, very good condition, 5.25x7.75 inches. Music & lyrics to temperance songs & hymns.
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$25.00
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF A PHYSICIAN, WITH AN APPEAL TO THE MEDICAL AND CLERICAL PROFESSIONS; AND AN APPENDIX, A REVIEW OF "CHRIST AND THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION" IN THE CHRISTIAN UNION

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF A PHYSICIAN, WITH AN APPEAL TO THE MEDICAL AND CLERICAL PROFESSIONS; AND AN APPENDIX, A REVIEW OF "CHRIST AND THE TEMPERANCE QUESTION" IN THE CHRISTIAN UNION

by Ellis, John, M.D

Philadelphia: Hahnemann Publishing House, 1892. Original staples and printed brown wrappers. 134, [2- homeopathy and Swedenborgian advertisements] pp. Light wear, Very Good. A physician praises homeopathy, Swedenborg, spiritual health, abstinence from alcoholic beverages, and Jesus Christ. "Was there ever any greater need of a new revelation from God?"OCLC 785405070 [1- Drew U], 301462759 [1- U Quebec].
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$75.00
1831 Autograph Letter Signed by Roberts Vaux, Pennsylvania Abolitionist, Reformer of Education and Prisons, and Jurist

1831 Autograph Letter Signed by Roberts Vaux, Pennsylvania Abolitionist, Reformer of Education and Prisons, and Jurist

by Roberts Vaux (1786-1836)

Birwood Lodge, near Philad[elphi]a. 8 mo. 19. 1831. [1]p. 4to. Few short separations at folds; very good. Letter from Philadelphia reformer Roberts Vaux (1786-1836) touching on two concerns: education and temperance. Vaux writes briefly here "to the President, and Members, of the American Institute of Instruction, Boston" apologizing for having missed their annual meeting. It appears Vaux is busy with other reform efforts: "I have made a great sacrifice of private feeling & enjoyment on this occasion... Read more
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$55.00
William Wells Brown: Author & Reformer

William Wells Brown: Author & Reformer

by William Edward Farrison

Chicago and London: University of Chicago, (1969). 482pp. First Edition. Inscribed and Signed by the Editor, John Hope Franklin. Publisher's cloth. Light spotting to edges of text block. Near fine in a dust jacket in like condition. First edition of this first biography of William Wells Brown, "Kentucky-born slave who became a self-educated writer and advocate of abolition, temperance, and international peace." The author argues for Brown's place alongside that of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick... Read more
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$33.00
Walker's new series of temperance recitations and dialogues in prose and verse. No. 16: A change of fortune

Walker's new series of temperance recitations and dialogues in prose and verse. No. 16: A change of fortune

by Halliday, Nathan

London: W. Walker & Sons, 1880. 16p., sewn text, paste-fastened into 4x6.5 inch wood-engraved wraps, original thread is holding but wraps are acidic, chipped and foxed. Cover graphic is slightly affected by chip loss, as is the ad copy on the back. A collection of short dialogues and poems against drink. Author's name appears only on last page of text.
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$30.00
To the honourable Thomas White, Minister of the Interior [petition of dissatisfied Temperance Colonization Society scripholders]

To the honourable Thomas White, Minister of the Interior [petition of dissatisfied Temperance Colonization Society scripholders]

Toronto, 1886. Two-page printed petition on a single folded sheet; 8.25x13.25 inches, horizontally fold-creased, with some splitting at the ends of the folds. Not found in OCLC as of February 2019. The Temperance Colonization Society, established in 1881, sought to establish an alcohol-free community on the prairie. The TCS obtained a large swath of land in Saskatchewan from the Canadian government, and sold scrip to prospective settlers who planned to farm it. The scrip could then be used to claim land... Read more
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$950.00
THE TEMPERANCE VOLUME; embracing the Temperance Tracts of the American Tract Society

THE TEMPERANCE VOLUME; embracing the Temperance Tracts of the American Tract Society

NY: by the Society, 1834. 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 body and mind;" "History of Peter and John Hay;" On the Traffic of Ardent Spirit;" The Rewards of Drunkenness; The Well-Conducted Farm; Johnathan KITTREDGE, Address on the Effects of Ardent... Read more
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$248.00
BOSTON TEMPERANCE SONGSTER; A COLLECTION OF SONGS AND HYMNS FOR TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES ORIGINAL AND SELECTED

BOSTON TEMPERANCE SONGSTER; A COLLECTION OF SONGS AND HYMNS FOR TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES ORIGINAL AND SELECTED

by Potter, R[obert] K

Boston: White & Potter, 1847. 3" x 4.75". 64, 64pp, two volumes in one. Original printed and illustrated green wrappers [light wear, spine erosion], stitched. The front wrapper prints "Nos. 1 & 2." Scattered foxing, Good+ to Very Good. "All hail the power of abstinence! Let drunkards sound the call!" Not in Sabin. OCLC records a variety of printings during the 1840s.
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$175.00
New anti-saloon songs; a collection of temperance and moral reform songs. Preprared at the request of the National Anti-Saloon League by E.S. Lorenz
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$15.00
Character is bounded on the north by sobriety, on the east by integrity, on the west by industry, and on the south by gentleness. - Frances E. Willard [poster]

Character is bounded on the north by sobriety, on the east by integrity, on the west by industry, and on the south by gentleness. - Frances E. Willard [poster]

by Willard, Frances E

Evanston, IL: Woman's Christian Temperance Union, n.d.. 18.75x24.74 inch poster with portrait of Willard, quote beneath; minor edgewear, near fine. This quote was widely used in Temperance materials.
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$75.00
A manuscript summary of affirmative arguments in a debate on the merits of forming a temperance society, evidently in Haddam, Conn.

A manuscript summary of affirmative arguments in a debate on the merits of forming a temperance society, evidently in Haddam, Conn.

by [Temperance]. [Brainerd, George S.? Rev. John Marsh?]

[Haddon, Connecticut, ca. March 5, 1832]. Some general light browning, wear, and soiling; in very good condition.. Manuscript fascicle of two sheets fastened with a pin (making eight pages) in autograph ink, 7.5 x 6.5 inches. The question before us which has this evening been so ably discussed is one not of minor importance to us individuals to the domestic circle to the inhabitants of these United States, community and to the human family. The affirmative have set for the injurious consequences... Read more
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$250.00
Darkness And Daylight Or Lights and Shadows of New York Life (A Woman's  Story of Gospel, Temperance, Mission, and Rescue Work)

Darkness And Daylight Or Lights and Shadows of New York Life (A Woman's Story of Gospel, Temperance, Mission, and Rescue Work)

by Campbell, Mrs. Helen (with An Introduction by Rev. Lyman Abbott)

Hartford, CT: A. D. Worthington & Co. , Publishers. Very Good. 1893. Early printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and spots of fraying, along with several chips missing to the spine ends. The text pages are generally and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout. Both... Read more
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$85.00
Wine And Blood A Temperance Story

Wine And Blood A Temperance Story

by Summers, T. O. (editor) Rev. Robert W. Bingham

Nashville, TN: Southern Methodist Publishing House. Very Good+. 1880. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are patches of ground-in dirt to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint. It is typically described in terms of what an individual voluntarily refrains from doing. This... Read more
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$75.00
Annual Leaflet of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1902

Annual Leaflet of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, 1902

Evanston, Illinois: National Women's Christian Temperance Union, 1902. Wraps. Very Good. 3 x 4-3/4" stapled wraps. 70, [2] pages. Upper leaf with a single vertical crease, some tide-marking to the final few leaves and rear wrap, but overall fresh and sound, and apparently unread (see below). Pamphlet containing a statement of principles, the W.C.T.U. catechism, list of officers, departments, etc. It would seem that this copy may not have accomplished its purpose, it having clearly not been read, as... Read more
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$249.85
[Brass axe pendant worn by supporters of anti-alcohol activist Carry Nation, with later postcard of her home]

[Brass axe pendant worn by supporters of anti-alcohol activist Carry Nation, with later postcard of her home]

by [Nation, Carry A.]

n.p.: n.p., n.d.. 1.25 inch brass axe pendant, the emblem of Carry Nation's crusade to abolish the evils of liquor (she would bust up saloons and crack open barrels to spill the wicked brew, in actions that she called "hatchetations"). Supporters of her organization in the early 20th century could purchase these to show their support. A leftover stash was still for sale at the historic Carry Nation home when Jocelyn Cohen of the Helaine Victoria Press visited many years ago in an effort to find old... Read more
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$25.00
Nineteen Beautiful Years

Nineteen Beautiful Years

by Willard, Frances E

London, England: White Ribbon Publishing Company, 1893. the rare first English editionof this important Temperance biography, portrait frontis, tissue guarded - the poet John Greenleaf Whittier prefatory note and an introduction to the English edition by Lady Henry Somerset - 5 inserted plates, 1 in-text - 188 pages, 2 pages of ads black coated endpapers - blue denim textured gilt stamped original cloth - minor tan at the spine, contemporary signature else a fine tight copy - rare .. First Edition.... Read more
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$45.00
[Sixteen Letters, 1865 to 1886, Incoming to Captain Daniel Tracy (1815-1888), "The Seaman's Friend"]

[Sixteen Letters, 1865 to 1886, Incoming to Captain Daniel Tracy (1815-1888), "The Seaman's Friend"]

by [Various]

[Various: Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Liverpool], [1865 to 1886]. 16 letters, approx. 23pp. in total. Ink on wove paper. Measuring from 8 x 5 to 10¼ x 8½ inches. All very good to fine. Captain Daniel Tracy (1815-1888) was known as "The Seaman's Friend" as he devoted his time establishing safe houses for mariners (first in New York City in 1853, later at Cherry Street, Philadelphia) and worked in Washington D.C. to promote legislation which would benefit seamen. A proponent of the... Read more
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$385.00
Social Ethics: An Essay to Show that, Since the Right of Private Judgment must be respected in Morals, as well as in Religion, Free Rum, the Conceded Right of Choice in Beverages, and Required Power to Decline Intoxicants Promotes Rational Sobriety and Assures Temperance. By Ezra H. Heywood, Corresponding Secretary of the Union Reform League.

Social Ethics: An Essay to Show that, Since the Right of Private Judgment must be respected in Morals, as well as in Religion, Free Rum, the Conceded Right of Choice in Beverages, and Required Power to Decline Intoxicants Promotes Rational Sobriety and Assures Temperance. By Ezra H. Heywood, Corresponding Secretary of the Union Reform League.

by Heywood, Ezra H

Princeton, Mass.: Co-operative Publishing Company, [1879-1882?]. First edition.. Cheap paper stock somewhat toned but supple; some light wear and soiling; a very good copy.. Original printed wrappers, 9.38 x 5.88 inches, 23, [1] pages. A moderately uncommon title from Heywood, the anarchist free-love reformer here weighing in on liberty in relation to temperance and prohibition: "As well say, by statute, what church I shall attend, what books I shall read, as, by force or finesse, to take from me... Read more
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$250.00
Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll.

Testimony Presented to the Presbytery of Michigan, in Support of the Protest of C. Nicoll.

by [Michigan]. Nicoll, C[harles]

[Detroit? Pontiac?]: Printed for the Publisher, 1846. First edition.. Stitching partially perished, but sheets still holding; some browning to the fore-edges of the text block, a little dust-soiling; a very good copy.. Unbound pamphlet, stitched as issued, 8.25 x 5.25 inches, 148 pages. And here I must record that Mr. Allen had good reason to suppose me drunk or insane; in the house of Mr. Field, I have him either $55 or $65, for which I took his note; I have him an order for near $40 on H. C. Knight,... Read more
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$350.00
Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada . . . Translated from the French by Pierre Octave Démary, Student at Law . . . First English Edition.

Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada . . . Translated from the French by Pierre Octave Démary, Student at Law . . . First English Edition.

by [CONCRETE POETRY]. Chiniquy, Rev. C. [Charles]

Montreal: Lovell & Gibson, Printers, St. Nicholas Street, 1847. Original wrappers. First edition in English. The edition in French, Manuel de la société de Tempérance, was published the same year—and published while Chiniquy was a leading force for Canadian temperance, and indeed while he was still both a Roman Catholic priest and a Canadian. (He later emigrated to Illinois, left the church, and became an anti-Catholic Protestant activist.) Besides a wealth of anecdotal content on the antics of... Read more
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$125.00
La Prohibition: Boutade in vers

La Prohibition: Boutade in vers

Quebec: L'Imprimerie Nationale, 1919. 31p., wraps, name rubberstamped on front cover, evenly toned, otherwise very good. French-Canadian poetryon Temperance, with a statement by Cardinal Gibbons calling for the continued legality of sacramental wine.
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$75.00
THE COLD-WATER MAN; or, a pocket companion for the temperate by ... of North America

THE COLD-WATER MAN; or, a pocket companion for the temperate by ... of North America

by SPRINGWATER, Doctor (pseud)

Albany: Packard & Benthysen, 1832. First Edition. 12mo, pp. 216. Bound in original muslin with worn paper label. A very good tight copy. Imprints 14826; Sabin 14266. A Temperance tract.
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$275.00