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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  Rev. C. [Charles] [CONCRETE POETRY]. Chiniquy - First edition in English. - 1847 - from Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA) (SKU: 20010)

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.

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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]

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Upper wrapper and first four leaves stained; some light wear and soiling; a good copy.
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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 Canadian drunkards (and those who had reformed), the rear wrapper also includes a typographical-graphic concrete prose poem, "The Drunkard's Tree," a characteristic piece that to the squinting optimist anticipates perhaps Apollinaire.

Modern bookplate on the inside front wrapper, with that owner's modern ink signature on the title page. Upper wrapper and first four leaves stained; some light wear and soiling; a good copy.

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Garrett Scott, Bookseller (ABAA) US (US)
Seller Inventory #
20010
Title
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.
Author
[CONCRETE POETRY]. Chiniquy, Rev. C. [Charles]
Book condition
Used - Upper wrapper and first four leaves stained; some light wear and soiling; a good copy.
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition in English.
Publisher
Lovell & Gibson, Printers, St. Nicholas Street
Place of Publication
Montreal
Date published
1847
Keywords
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Bookseller catalogs
Canadian; Temperance; Anti-Catholic;

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