The Mirror of Intemperance, and History of the Temperance Reform: To Which Is Added the Life and Death of King Alcohol, and Original and Selected Anecdotes.

Philadelphia: Published by T.K. Collins Jr., 1849.

Octavo (19.2 x 12 cm.), x, 240 pages. Stated "Sixth Edition"; the original was issued by John T. Lange in 1849. A wide-ranging dive into the history of alcohol and temperance movements. Includes sections on non-alcohol stimulants (arrack, pulque, and coca), causes of intemperance (effort to drown present sorrow), and "The Life and Death of King Alcohol," a fifteen page poem which includes the stirring passage, "In conclave met, in Hell's dark Hall, I, Satan, give King Alcohol, Full power the human race to kill, And with their souls these caverns fill." Small dampstain to top edge of and some toning to preliminaries. Clean and bright. Original blind stamped boards with spine lettered in gilt. Tiny bit of wear to head and foot of spine, otherwise fine. [OCLC locates no copies of this 1852 printing (and just one copy of any T.K. Collins printing, an 1851 usse styled "3rd edition")].

Price: $250.00

See all items in Cocktails & Spirits, Drink
See all items by