The Cyclopaedia of Temperance and Prohibition
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1891. Hardcover. Quarto size, 671 pp. Very good +. Item #19022201
This hefty and thorough reference work contains information on the temperance movement and the "drink question", as a rising tide of anti-alcohol sentiment, largely led by religious groups, grew in the United States; the volume includes information about legislation on the federal and state levels, licensing to sell liquor, and prominent players in the politics and advocacy for temperance. Although the U.S. is possibly the best-known example of a strong temperance movement, culminating in the passage of the National Prohibition Act in 1919, temperance movements flourished in many English-speaking and Scandinavian countries as well.
___DESCRIPTION: Full brown cloth, blind-embossed ruled borders and decorations on the front and rear boards, blind-embossed rules and gilt lettering on the spine, tan decorative endpapers, charts and tables with statistics relating to the text throughout, text printed in double columns; quarto size (10" by 7.25"), pagination: [i-iii] iv-vi 7-671.
___CONDITION: Volume is very good plus, with clean boards, square text block with solid hinges, and the interior is clean and bright; some rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, the corners, and the edges of the boards, corners are gently bumped, light sunning to the spine and the top edges of the boards, and there is a prior owner name written in pencil, dated 1892, on the front free endpaper.
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