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Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times.
Baltimore: the author, 1950. Octavo, 165 pages. First edition of this interesting compilation of historical “evidence” against alcohol. Turnbull, a sculptor and historian of the ancient world, pulls quotes and snippets from figures including Plato, Chaucer, Franklin, Johnson, Poe and others, many of whom more than enjoyed a tipple. In a way, a drinker’s anthology, albeit one twisted by the logic of prohibitions search for “freedom.” A fine copy, in..... (Item #1649)
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Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times. Grace H. Turnbull.