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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PALMER, Charles Follen
    INEBRIETY: its source, prevention, and cure

    New York: Revell, 1898. Octavo, dark blue cloth. pp 109, [3} + folding chart. Rubbing to spine ends, slight soiling to front free endpaper; yellowing to page edges; tear to bottom margin of pp 87-108; chart protrudes a bit from misfolding; light spotting to rear cover; else a good, tight and unworn copy. First published in 1896.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41394
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  • YOUNG, Vash
    NO THANK YOU

    Edition: Firsr Canadian issue

    Indianapolis (Toronto): Bobbs-Merrill, 1934. Red cloth with spine and cover label. pp (3)-201. Small worn spot at foot of spine; light yellowing to page edges and endpapers; bright, near fine otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has shallow chips to spine ends; tear to top spine fold and to top flap fold; spine lightly yellowed, with small rubbed spots; generally VG otherwise. "First Edition" stated on verso of title leaf. Recto of title leaf states "Canadian Edition / For Sale in Canada Only". A book about the author's experiences as an alcoholic and his recovery through religious means.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41317
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  • CAIN, Arthur H.
    PAUL KING'S REBELLION

    Edition: First edition

    New York: John Day, 1967. Octavo, green cloth. pp [2], 187, [3]. Yellowing to page edges, shelf rubbing to bottom edges of covers, bookstore rubber stamp at front, VG+ otherwise. Dust jacket rubbed at spine ends, short tears, VG otherwise. Tells the story of a "cured" alcoholic, which Dr. Cain believed possible. Uncommon book in the market.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41375
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  • HAYNES, Roy H.
    PROHIBITION INSIDE OUT

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto / Garden City, NY: S.B. Gundy / Doubleday, Page, 1923. Octavo, red cloth. pp xiv, 308. Spine lightly soiled, with cloth worn at ends, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41385
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  • SPRINGWATER, Doctor, of North America (pseudonym)
    THE COLD-WATER-MAN; or, a pocket companion for the temperate

    Edition: First edition

    Albany [New York]: Printed by Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1832. 12mo, original blue muslin, paper spine label. pp [2], vi, (7)-216, [2]. Spine label yellowed, rubbed, but still legible; considerable foxing, typical of American books of this period; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Sabin 14266

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41379
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  • SINCLAIR, Upton
    THE CUP OF FURY

    Edition: First edition

    Great Neck, New York: Channel Press, 1956. Later issue binding (dark blue boards), later issue jacket (quotes from reviews on rear panel). Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Jacket has minute rubbing to spine ends and outer corners, rear flap fold dusty, else fine, flap price intact. A book about literary alcoholism and an attack on the liquor industry. Discusses Jack London, Dylan Thomas, Sinclair Lewis, O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Isadora Duncan, Maxwell Bodenheim, William Seabrook, and others.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 2525
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  • MITCHELL, Kate, Dr.
    THE DRINK QUESTION, its social and medical aspects

    London: Swan Sonnenschein / British Women's Temperance Association, 1896. Third printing (first was in 1889). Octavo, red cloth. pp (8), 256, (4, ads). Spine a little darkened and a bit worn at ends; small chips to top margin of first two leaves from careless opening; else a VG+ copy, text unopened at the top edges.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 41359
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  • TREAT, Roger
    THE ENDLESS ROAD.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: A.S. Barnes, 1960. Red cloth. Ink owner name, yellowing to page edges, near fine otherwise. Dust jacket has modest rubbing and a few small tears, price sticker on front flap, VG otherwise. A novel of alcoholism and Alcoholics Anonymous by this American journalist.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41333
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  • ROGERS, D., Rev.
    THE GATLING: with ammunition for the temperance warfare. With an Introduction by Rev. John Potts

    Edition: Firsr printing

    Toronto: Willliam Briggs, 1894. Small octavo, brown pictorial cloth stamped in black, lettered in gilt. pp x, (11)-142, (2, ads). Includes a frontispiece portrait and vignette illustrations in text. Bit of wear to spine ends and outer corners; occasional smudges in text margins; a good, sound copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 41358
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  • BRYANT, Lee
    THE MAGIC BOTTLE

    Edition: First printing

    Tororn: G.R. Welch, 1978. pp (10), 253. Fine copy. Toronto author tells of her struggles with alcoholism and her work as a Christian counseler to women alcoholics at thre Chicago Pacific Gardens Mission.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 41355
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41330
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41327
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  • MOURÉ, Erin
    THE WHISKY VIGIL

    Edition: First printing

    Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 1981. Octavo, stapled in card covers. Fine copy. Ink owner name of author John Metcalf. Poems about alcohol abuse, with drawings by the author.The Governor-General's Award-winning poet's second book. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 51521
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41332
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