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  • KERNAHAN, Coulson
    A LITERARY GENT: a study in vanity and dipsomania

    Edition: First US issue

    Boston: L.C. Page, 1901. Light green cloth, front cover elaborately decorated in darker green and red. pp 61 + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Lacking the front free endpaper; ink notation on verso of title leaf; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. A short story about ego and alcoholism. A volume in the publisher's "Strange Sins" and "The Day's Work Series". Cancel title leaf. Made from UK sheets? UK edition was in 1897.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41318
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  • TURNER, George
    A WASTE OF SHAME

    Edition: First printing

    Melbourne: Cassell Australia, 1965. Octavo, brown and white patterned boards. Text paper toned, else a fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has short closed tears, VG otherwise, no chips or clips. A novel of alcoholism including Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34071
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  • WOITITZ, Janet Geringer
    ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS

    Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

    Pompano Beach, FL: Health Communications, c.1983. Grey boards. pp (8), 118, [2]. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42066
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  • BAUER, Jan
    ALCOHOLISM AND WOMEN: the background and the psychology

    Edition: First edition

    Toronto: Inner City Books, 1982. Octavo. pp 140, (4, ads). Ink name & date at front, VG otherwise. Studies in Junian Psychology: 11.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41395
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  • BLOCK, Marvin A.
    ALCOHOLISM: its facets and phases

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: John Day, 1965. Octavo, black cloth. pp 320. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has some small chips, rubbing, VG generally. Dr Block was Chairman, Committee on Alcoholism, American Medical Assocation, from 1954 to 1964.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41354
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  • COLLIER, D.F. and S A. Somfay
    ASCENT FROM SKID ROW: the Bon Accord Community 1967-1973

    Edition: First edition

    Toronto: Addiction Research Foundation, 1974. Octavo, (12), 108 pp. Near fine, no owner names. Report on a community for low bottom alcoholics.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41393
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  • PAUL, Louis (pseud of Leroi Placet, 1902-70)
    BREAKDOWN

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Crown, 1946. Octavo, black cloth. Yellowing to top page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has a narrow old tape stain along rear flap fold, short tears and small chips to outer corners, rubbing and shallow chips to spine ends, short tear to front panel, rear panel lightly dusty, generally VG otherwise, still attractive. A novel of alcoholism and A.A. He adapted this novel for the play The Cup of Trembling. Evidently Paul himself suffered from problems with the drink. The protagonist of the novel is a woman.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41329
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  • WADE, Rosalind (pseud. of Catherine Carr)
    COME FILL THE CUP

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Pantheon, 1956. Dark blue cloth. Light yellowing to page edges, soft corner bump to front cover, else fine. Dust jacket has shallow chips to ends of slightly yellowed spine; small holes to spine and upper inner corner of front panel; a few short tears, yellowing, to panels; good, flap price intact. A novel of a female alcoholic who finally recovers by joining a group that sounds like AA. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41708
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  • AUDAIN, James
    COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS WE CAN

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Pageant Press, 1960. Octavo, red cloth. VG in VG jacket, no owner names. An uncommon vanity press novel about alcoholism and A.A. by this British Columbia author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41312
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  • SEIXAS, Frank A., editor
    CURRENTS IN ALCOHOLISM: Volume I

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Grune & Stratton, 1977. Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp (xvi), 495. Slight rubbing to spine ends and front joint, private bookplate, VG otherwise. "Biological, Biochemical, and Clinical Studies". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41376
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  • SEIXAS, Frank A., editor
    CURRENTS IN ALCOHOLISM: Volume II

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Grune & Stratton, 1977. Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp (xx), 547. Slight rubbing to spine ends and joints, private bookplate, VG otherwise. "Psychatric, Psychological, Social and Epidemiological Studies". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41387
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  • MOFFETT, Langston
    DEVIL BY THE TAIL

    Edition: First printing

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1947. Grey cloth lettered in yellow, yellow page edges. 431 pp. Very narrow band of very light sunning to spine tips and lower edges of covers; page edges tanned, light yellowing to text paper; front free endpaper has the rub ber stamped name of a former owner and a small tan spot, which has blotted onto the pastedown; else a fine copy, no owner names, corners square. Colourful dust jacket has nicks, small chips and rubbing to spine tips; some creased tears and small chips; dust soiling to rear panel; internal damp stain at spine not showing externally; in all still generally VG and attractive in appearance, colours bright, flap price intact. "This novel is the portrait…

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    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1947. Grey cloth lettered in yellow, yellow page edges. 431 pp. Very narrow band of very light sunning to spine tips and lower edges of covers; page edges tanned, light yellowing to text paper; front free endpaper has the rub ber stamped name of a former owner and a small tan spot, which has blotted onto the pastedown; else a fine copy, no owner names, corners square. Colourful dust jacket has nicks, small chips and rubbing to spine tips; some creased tears and small chips; dust soiling to rear panel; internal damp stain at spine not showing externally; in all still generally VG and attractive in appearance, colours bright, flap price intact. "This novel is the portrait of likeable, immature Gordon Sullivan who tri ed to escape the start gray ugliness of sobriety through the dreams and refuges provided by alcohol. It is the short of his musings, adventures, futilities, and truly Gargantuan benders in Mexico, Europe, America and Canada on his long flight from t he devil with he had by the tail." - jacket. A first novel from this former newspaperman, a novel of the effects of alcohol on a whole adult lifetime.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 18287
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  • Chapman, Evadna
    DO OR DIE

    Edition: First printing

    Vancover, BC: Fountain Books, 1981. pp 276. Soft corner crease to front cover, else a fine copy of this scarce book. "Fiction based on fact. A story about the effects of Alcoholism on a Canadian family."

    Condition: Binding: Mass Market Paperback

    Book ID: 42065
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  • McCARTHY, Raymond G., editor
    DRINKING AND INTOXICATION: selected readings in social attitudes and controls

    New Haven, CT / New Brunswick, NJ: College and University Press / Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, c.1959. Octavo, card covers. pp (xx), 455. Index, text illustrations. Very good copy, clean, tight & unworn, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 42073
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  • ZACUNE, Jim and Celia Hensman, compilers
    DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO IN BRITAIN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann Medical Books, 1971. Tall octavo, maroon boards. pp (4), x, 239, [3]. Mild foxing to page edges, else fine, no marks nor names in text. Price-clipped dust jacket has nicks and a bit of rubbing, VG otherwise

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41709
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  • JONES, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)
    DUTCHMAN: a play

    Edition: First seperate edition

    London: Cape, 1967. Card covers in attached dust jacket. Ink name at top margin of title page, else a near fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 22469
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  • STRAUS, Robert
    ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY: a study of alcoholism and dependency as reflected in the life record of a homeless man

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Cloth & boards. pp (xii), 388. Page edges slightly yellowed, private bookplate at front, near fine otherwise. Dust jacket has creases to front flap, bit of wear to spine ends, light soiling to rear panel; good. Note: bit over 1 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41710
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  • JOHN
    FAITH, HOPE AND SOBRIETY

    Edition: First Edition

    No place (Winfield, BC): Wood Lake Books, 1985. 144 pp. Fine copy. A recovering alcoholic and AA member tells his story. "Addicted to sex."

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41374
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  • NICHOLS, Beverley
    FATHER FIGURE

    Edition: First printing

    London: Heinemann, 1972. Maroon boards. pp (6), (215), [3] + plates. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has a nick and rippling to front panel, else fine. Autobiographical book about the author's severely alcoholic father who one day suddenly quit.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41707
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  • LELAND, Joy
    FIREWATER MYTHS. North American Indian Drinking and Alcohol Addiction.

    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, 1976. Dark blue cloth. (xvi), 157, [3] pp. Pencil name to front free endpaper, fine copy otherwise. Jacket has chips and tears, just good. Author was a University of Nevada anthropologist.

    Condition: Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10746
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