Oakland, CA: [G.H. Stockham], 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. Brown boards with gilt-stamped titles. A very good copy. Ex-library, with one exterior sticker and five stamps to interior. Mild edgewear to boards. Internally bright and clean throughout. Good and sound. 131pp. Very good. Item #19169
A slim volume promoting temperance in America, written by an Oakland doctor who bemoans the "failure of all licence and prohibitory laws to crush out the leviathan of intemperance." Includes lengthy discssions on the history of various liquors, the effects of alcohol on the body, an an intriguing chapter titled "Alcohol as a Factor in Human Progress." An important record of the temperance movement.