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London, 1899-1900; Map showing Places of Religious Worship, Public Elementary Schools, and Houses Licensed for the Sale of Intoxicating Drinks
London: Stanford's Geographical Establishment, 1902. Map. Color lithograph. Image size 26" x 36 3/4", page size 27" x 40 1/4". Iconic map which was included in the final series of three of Charles Booth's "Life and Labour of the People of London." The last series was a conclusion of the previous two. This particular map was intended to highlight the hierarchy of social influences in London, showing an overwhelming number of houses that sell alcohol as compared to schools and..... More
The Life And Sport Of The Inn.
New York: St. Martin's, 1975. Illus. 4to, cloth, d.w. sunned on spine portion and slightly chipped. New York: St. Martin's Press, (1975). More
Grapes and Grape Vines of Calirnornia; Published Under the Auspices of the California State Vinicultural Association
New York: Harcourt, 1981. 10 full-page color plates, from the original water-color drawings of Hannah Millard. Introduction by Kevin Starr, historical notes by Leon D. Adams. Unpaginated, folio, burgundy cloth with mounted title front cover, printed mylar dust wrapper; very minor fading to bottom edge of cloth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1981). A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Facsimile reprint of the San Francisco: Edward Bosqui & Co., 1877 edition. More
On the Use and Abuse of Alcoholic Liquors, in Health and Disease.
Philadelphia: Lea, 1866. With a preface by D.F. Condie, M.D. Small slim 8vo, 178 pages, contemporary brown cloth; (spine chipped). Philadelphia: Henry Lea, 1866. zzvery good. An important example of the "public movements and social concern" aspect of the life and writing of this important figure. This work did much to spread a better informed opinion of the physiological dangers of alcohol among the working classes, not only in England but in the United States as well. More
Napa Stories: Profiles, Reflections, and Recipes from the Napa Valley.
New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2001. Illustrated profusely in color. 312 pages. Tall 4to, brown blind stamped cloth (some edge wear and bumped corners), dust wrapper (also some edge wear and bumping to corners). New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, (2001). A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. More
The Long Thirst; Prohibition in America: 1920-1933
New York: Norton, 1975. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. chipped and with several small tears. New York: Norton, (1975). More
In Public Houses; Drink & the Revolution of Authority in Colonial Massachusetts
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995. Illus. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, (1995). Very good. More
The Trance State in Inebriety: Its Medico-Legal Relations
Hartford: 1882. With an Introduction on the Nature and Character of the Trance State by George M. Beard. 39pp., small 8vo, printed wrappers. Hartford, 1882. A very good copy. More
The Thirsty Muse; Alcohol and the American Writer.
New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. Illustrated, 292pp. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1989. First Edition. Very Good. More
Seeking Pleasure in the Old West
New York: Knopf, 1995. Illustrated in black and white. 352 pages. 8vo, burgundy cloth-backed boards, d.w. (scratched and torn at rear). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. First Edition. Faded at edges, corners lightly bumped. A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. More
L'Art du Distillateur d'Eaux-Fortes, &c.; One Article from Descriptions des Arts et Metiers de l'Academie Royale des Sciences.
Paris: 1773. Lacking a general title page, but with the dated half title. [ii], iv, 198 pages. Illustrated at rear with 12 interesting copperplates, 2 double-page, by Goussier & Benard. Folio, bound in contemporary tan boards with leather spine (well-rubbed overall and worn at corners; leather backstrip quite cracked and chipped but still holding; light scattered spotting and staining). [Paris], 1773. A very good wide-margined copy. More
Psychological Effects of Alcohol.
Frontis, 32 illustrations, 281pp. Tall 8vo, cloth. Washington: Carnegie Institution, 1915. An Experimental investigation of the effects of moderate doses of ethyl alcohol on a related group of neuro-muscular processes in man. More
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks
Garden City: Doubleday, 1952. xii, 372 pages. Thick narrow 8vo, two-toned beige & green cloth (spine ends just a bit worn; pages uniformly toned). Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1952. Second edition. A very good(+) early copy of this scarce and classic mixology book. "What 'Gray' means to the medical student and 'Hoyle' to the would-be card sharp, 'Embury' means to the budding mixologist. In 1948, David Augustus Embury, a sixtyish New York lawyer with no connection to, as he..... More
Intemperance; The Lost War Against Liquor
New York: Free Press, 1979. 8vo, brown cloth, d.w. New York: Free Press, (1979). History of Prohibition. Dust wrapper chipped and dampstained. Cloth lightly soiled. First few and last few pages lightly dampstained in bottom margin. A few pages with pencil marks in margins. More
Born Sober; Prohibition in Oklahoma, 1907-1959
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. Map. 8vo, brown boards, d.w. rubbed, with a small tear, and repaired with tape. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1971). More
The Life and Times of the Late Demon Rum.
London: W. H. Allen, 1965. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth, d.w. chipped and torn, d.w. and front flyleaf dampstained. London: W. H. Allen, 1965. An Irreverent History of the Temperance movement in the United States From the library of Wendell Garrett with his ownership signature and pencil marks in some margins. More
Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba; The Biography of a Cause
New York: Viking, 2008. Illustrated. 413pp. 8vo, brown cloth-backed tan boards, d.w. (New York): Viking, (2008). Near Fine but for remainder mark bottom edge. More
Booze; The Impact of Whisky on the Prairie West
Toronto: Macmillan, 1972. Illus. 8vo, green boards, boards lightly soiled. Toronto: Macmillan, (1972). The influence of whisky on the western provinces of Canada. More
The Truth About Alcohol.
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1887. 75pp. 24mo, original blue cloth (worn, bottom of spine chipped, interior is fine). Chicago: Belford, Clarke, 1887. Good. The author, a physician, advocates the positive medicinal and health benefits of alcohol consumption. More
Inns, Ales, and Drinking Customs of Old England.
London: Bracken Books, 1985. 52 b/w plates. 8vo, brown boards, d.w. London: Bracken Books, (1985). Very good. More
Our Wasted Resources; The Missing Link in the Temperance Reform.
New York: National Temperance, 1876. 201pp. Small 8vo. cloth. New York: The National Temperance Society and Publication House. 1876. More
The Lost Weekend
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. 8vo, red cloth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). First Edition Inscribed by Jackson on Feb. 1, '44. "For Whoever buys this book in the Westport War Bond auction - & good luck & best wishes".Very good copy of this classic title, lacking the dust wrapper & with minimal dust soil. More
The Lost Weekend
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. 8vo, red cloth. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1944). First Edition Basis of an Oscar winning film. Fine copy, signed by Jackson. More