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Cocktails, Temperance, and Prohibition

manhattan_cocktail_classic_2013-1Manhatten Cocktail Classic NYC

In honor of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic ( being held in NYC this upcoming weekend, I am pleased to provide a VERY short list:
 Hopkins, Aphonso Alva. Prohibition from the Front Porch. An Echo of the McKinley Campaign. An Address Delivered at the Prohibition State Convention of New York, in Syracuse, September 7, 1897. James B. Lyon, 1897. 32 pages. A speech given by Mr. Hopkins, Former Professor of Political Economy and Prohibition in the American Temperence University. It seems the Temperence Society was not very happy with the outcome of the election of President Mckinley. They felt that prohibition of the liquor traffic to be the largest moral, financial and political issue of the times. McKinley’s ‘Front Porch Campaign’ became a legend with McKinley making himself available to the public every day except Sunday, receiving delegations from the front porch of his home. Minor foxing. Orig. wraps. Very good. Original Wraps.  $75.00
 Massachusetts Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Massachusetts Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Cuisine A Compilation of Valuable Recipes Known to be Reliable Together with Reports, Constitution, By-Laws, Etc. Published by the Ladies of the M.W.C.T.U. IN THE AIR OF THE FAIR In Horticultural Hall, April 22, 1878. Boston: E. B. Stillings & Co.,, 1878. First edition. 128 pages. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Titled: “Utile Dulci” – ‘the useful with the agreeable’. A earnest look into New England’s Temperance society in the late 1800’s. With over 35 pages of advertisements which characterize their lifestyle: “Mrs. Harrington’s Temperance Coffee Rooms, No.13 School St. Boston”, “Joseph Burnett & Co. Standard Flavoring Extracts-Burnett’s Cocaine”, “The New WEED, Easy Running, Noiseless, Weed Sewing Machine Co. Boston”,and “Dr. Liscom, Chiropodist, Corns, Bunions, Ingrowning and Club Nail’. Along with the Report of the Fourth Annual Meeting, The Constitution, and recipes for everything from Breads and biscuits, Pies, Meats, Dairy, Jams and Preserves and useful household information. Lined paper interspersed between recipes, with blue publisher’s advertisement endpapers. Corners bumped and rubbed, some staining to cover. Interior clean and crisp. [BROWN 1268] Orig. brown embossed boards, gilt title. Very good.. Hardcover.  $125.00
Head, Frederick. Frederick Head Nominee for Congress 5th District Make Me The HEAD Of Your Ticket For Congress. One page folded pamphlet. 15 x 8 cm. Head ran for Congress in 1914 & 1916 on the Prohibition Party ticket. Unfortunately for Head, his district encompassed the heart of the wine country. In this platform speech Head implores his constituents to think of the ‘boys and girls’; “A saw mill can no more run without logs than the liquor traffic can without boys and girls?…There are questions of importance to be settled in Congress in the near future, but in its financial, social, economic and moral aspect, the liquor question out ranks all others, and no man can vote freely on this question who can be terrorized by the liquor traffic with the threat of defeat of himself and his party unless he obeys the dictates of the liquor power. The only party not afraid is the Prohibition party on this question.” Head ends with “Remember the ‘Kiddies.’ Frederick Head received less than 6% of the vote and lost to John I. Nolan of the ‘Bull Moose’ Progressive party. Pristine condition. Orig. black and white one page folded pamphlet. Fine. Original Wraps.  $75.00
Cleveland Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Gospel Temperance Meeting, Under the Direction of the Cleveland Women’s Christian Temperance Union. . Pamphlet. 26.5 x 18 cm. 25 Gospel Hymns, with one page of ‘Facts and Extracts taken from Standard League Document No. 3.| Are the Milder Liquors a Remedy for Intemperance?|…Significant Testimony Concerning the Prevalence of Drunkenness at the Present Day in Wine Producing Countries…France…Switzerland…Southern Europe. 1856 penciled in on top, although research shows this Union was founded in 1874. Small closed tear at fold, small chips. Very Good. Pamphlet.  $50.00

 Books subject to prior sale.  Institutions may be billed. Postage by media mail unless otherwise expressed. Overseas postage billed at approximate cost. Vermont residents must add 6% sales tax. Credit cards and Pay Pal accepted. Books may be returned within 10 days of receipt for any reason provided they are in the same condition as sent and prior notice is given. Please insure returns for their full value.

Thank you.


Elizabeth Young


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