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  • VEEVERS, John W., Rev.
    THE MOBILIZATION OF TOTAL ABSTAINERS: a call to arms

    Edition: First Edition

    Arthur H. Stockwell, 1901. Dark blue cloth. pp xii, (108). Frontispiece picture of the London Temperance Hospital and other plates ncluded in pagination. Damp staining and consequen cloth puckering to covers; yellowing to endpapers; marginal damp marks, occasional foxing, in text. In all just a good, sound copy of this temperance book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Book ID: 43413
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  • SCOTT, G. Laughton, M.R.C.S.
    THE MORPHINE HABIT and its painless treatment

    Edition: First Edition

    London: H.K. Lewis, 1930. 12mo, dark blue cloth gilt lettered. Pp (viii), 94, (2). A fine, bright copy, no owner names. Uncommon little book. Dr. Scott had himself recovered from morphine addiction. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Book ID: 30743
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  • Penney, L., Miss, editor (Lizzie Penney)
    The National Temperance Orator- A New and Choice Collection of Prose and Poetical Articles and Selections, For Public Reading, Addresses, and Recitations, Together With A Series of Dialogues...

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: The National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1874. Original terra cotta cloth. pp 288, 8, ads, [2]. Tan soil spots to two pages of Contents; text paper lightly toned, page edges tanned; a bright and tight very nearly fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52415
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  • THE PROHIBITION PLEBISCITE ACT, Province of Ontario, 1893

    Toronto: Warwick Bros. & Rutter, Printers, 1893. pp 13, stitched in salmon paper covers. Corner crease to last leaf, light tide mark to margins of lower outer corners, near fine otherwise. Fragile. A government issued text of the act. An Ontario prohibition plebiscite was held on January 1, 1894, in conjunction with municipal elections under the Prohibition Plebiscite Act, on the legality of alcoholic beverages and the implementation of prohibition. Though the plebiscite passed, the results were non-binding and prohibition would not occur in Ontario until 1916. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.; Octavo

    Book ID: 52435
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  • The rise and fall of prohibition;: The human side of what the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act have done to the United States by Towne, Charles Hanson
    Towne, Charles Hanson
    The rise and fall of prohibition;: The human side of what the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act have done to the United States

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1923. Black cloth. pp (xii), 220 + 4 good b&w illustrations by noted comid illustrator Peter Newell. Front inner hinge repaired with rice paper tape; yellowing to page edges and endpapers and a bit to text; damp stain to blank lower outer corners throughout; small holes to bottom blank margin of pp 89-94; else a VG unworn copy. In the scarce dust jacket, which has a Newell illustration on the front panel; small chips to spine ends and outer corners; short tears; large chip to outer corner of blank rear panel; internal spotting and soiling; in all, just fair, but spine and front panel show well. A comic critical approach. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52440
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  • BUTLIN, Ron
    THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

    Edition: First printing

    Edinburgh: Canongate, 1987. Octavo, black boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. A novel of alcoholism by the noted Scottish poet. This was his first novel.

    Book ID: 41330
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  • A.L.O.C. (W.W. Smith)
    THE STORY OF A DARK PLOT; or, tyranny on fhe frontier. By A.L.O.C.

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston: The Warren Press, 1903. Maroon cloth gilt. pp 198 , [2] + frontispiece portrait and two other plates. Yellowing to page edges, mild rubbing to spine ands and outer corners, VG+ otherwise. Smith was a temperance agitator who lost his job with the CPR in Sutton Junction, Brome County, Quebec, and who was attacked by some thugs hired by American alcohol interests who didn't like his message. Previously published Montreal, 1898. ; 12mo

    Book ID: 52448
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  • CAHN, Sidney
    THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLICS: an evaluative study

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. Octavo, cloth. pp (x), 246. VG clean & unworn copy, no owner names nor text marks. Dust jacket has small chips and nicks at head of bit faded spine, price-clipped, VG otherwise. "Thorough empirical survey of the nature, scope, and limitations of major services and treatment programs for alcoholics in the US grew out of the author's extensive research for the Cooperative Commission of the Study of Alcoholism. " - jacket.

    Book ID: 41327
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  • NACE, Edgar P., M.D.
    THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Brunner / Mazel, 1987. Black cloth. pp (xx), 284. Index. Covers just a little splayed, with some spotting neatly touched up; small tan spots to endpapers; else a VG unworn copy. Jacket has internal spotting, VG otherwise. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 52445
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  • THE TWELFTH STEP by RANDALL, Thomas (pseud.)
    RANDALL, Thomas (pseud.)
    THE TWELFTH STEP

    New York: Scribner's, 1957. Yellow cloth and black boards.. pp (viii), 568. Page edges tanned, front endpapers have two small brown spots and owner name crossed out in blue felt tile pen, author's name partially flaked at top of spine; a good clean and unworn copy otherwise. The jacket is shabby, with a large chip at head of spine, partial splits to folds, tears and small chips - just fair. Early Alcoholics Anonymous novel. 1.1 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 52468
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  • TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE & the Love Song of Rotten John Calabrese plus selected short subjects by LEEDS, Charlie
    LEEDS, Charlie
    TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE & the Love Song of Rotten John Calabrese plus selected short subjects

    Edition: First printing

    Vancouver: Prism International / November House, 1970. Grey boards, mauve endpapers. pp 138, (6). Fine copy. Psychedelic price-clipped dust jacket has a bit of rubbing, short creased tears, VG otherwise. Six page Introduction by Jim Christy. "Written, produced, scored and directed by Charlie Leeds from the hallucination of the same name". Named after Charlie Chaplin's first feature movie, TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE is a series of freewheeling poetic improvisations on themes central to Charlie Leeds' life: drugs, religion, love, jazz, movies, show business. At time of publication, Leeds was serving a 9-13 year piece at Trenton State Prison, New Jersey, for drugs. Leeds, out of Atlantic City, was at one time a professional jazz bassist active in the 1940s and…

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    Vancouver: Prism International / November House, 1970. Grey boards, mauve endpapers. pp 138, (6). Fine copy. Psychedelic price-clipped dust jacket has a bit of rubbing, short creased tears, VG otherwise. Six page Introduction by Jim Christy. "Written, produced, scored and directed by Charlie Leeds from the hallucination of the same name". Named after Charlie Chaplin's first feature movie, TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE is a series of freewheeling poetic improvisations on themes central to Charlie Leeds' life: drugs, religion, love, jazz, movies, show business. At time of publication, Leeds was serving a 9-13 year piece at Trenton State Prison, New Jersey, for drugs. Leeds, out of Atlantic City, was at one time a professional jazz bassist active in the 1940s and 50s. He played with Charlie Spivak, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Al Cohn, Kai Winding, Charlie Parker, and others and recorded with Buddy Rich and Tad Dameron, gaining a reputation of one of the best bassists around, but left the professional stage in the early 50s. His jones got him into some 40 treatment centres, mental hospitals and jails. Poetic prose as jazz improvization. The second book from the press of Cherie Smith (November House), said to be BC's first female commercial publisher. Now scarce on the market.; Octavo

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    Book ID: 49045
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  • LEVACK, David
    UN PIONNIER DE L'ABSTINENCE TOTALE, Monseigneur Ignace Bourget, Deuxième évéque de Montréal 1840-1876. Dixième mille

    Montréal: L'imprimerie populaire, 1945. pp 62, [2], stapled, in paper covers. VG+. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced; 12mo

    Book ID: 52416
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  • GORDON, Ernest
    WHEN THE BREWER HAD THE STANGLEHOLD

    New York: Alcohol Information Committee, 1939. 12mo, blue cloth. pp (x), 275. Spine a bit darkened with slight rubbing to ends; page edges yellowed; ink owner name; pencil notes on the endpapers; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. In support of prohibition. Some anti-German bias. Uncommon book.

    Book ID: 41332
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