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image of Doctor on Desima; Selected Chapters from JHR J.L.C. Pompe van Meerdervoort's Vijf Jaren in Japan [Five Years in Japan] (1857-1863) Translated and Annotated by Elizabeth P. Wittermans and John Z. Bowers

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Tokyo: Sophia University, 1970. Hardcover. vii, 144p., rubricated titlepage, no illustrations, presswork on lovely alkaline paperstock, hardbound in 10.5x6.5 inch clothbacked papered boards with black spine-label gilt and enclosed in the dust jacket. Book itself is near-fine, its corner-tips minutely turned but both boards otherwise perfectly sound and entirely clean and unmarked; while the dj is badly edgeworn across… Read more
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No One Twisted My Arm

by Smith, Robert Bigger

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Published
1982
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£8.87

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Eugene: Self-published by the author, 1982. Paperback. 168p., wraps, 5.25x8.25 inches, very good condition. Memoir of the author's alcoholism.
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Men of Letters

by Crocker, Daniel and Nathan Graziano

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Published
2006
ISBN
9781891408359
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£8.87

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New York: Green Bean Press, 2006. Pamphlet. 55p., stapled wraps, 5.5x8.5 inches, wraps lightly worn, old price sticker on rear wrap else very good condition. Fiction, mostly about drinking and drugs, by the two friends.
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image of The magic of limping John; a story of the Mexican border country, with illustrations by Grace Greenwood

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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. Hardcover. 275p., first edition in openweave black cloth boards gilt and dust jacket. Book itself is quite sound, clean and unmarked, while the dj is chipped and worn but intact. A story of a group of Mexican Americans in the region of Brownsville, TX. Not in Hanna.
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Odd Man In: societies of deviants in America

by Sagarin, Edward [aka Donald Webster Cory]

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Published
1969
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£11.09

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Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1969. Hardcover. 287p.,notes, sources, index, good first edition inboards with cloth spine and foil titles. Contains chapters on gays and trangenders. Sagarin usually wrote pseudonomously as Donald Webster Cory.
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image of A Message to Teenagers . . . how to tell when drinking is becoming a problem [brochure] a simple 12 question quiz to help you decide

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New York: A.A. World Services, Inc, 1984. Six-panel brochure folded to 3.5x8.5 inches, interior panels printed with 12 cartoon panel questions, very good condition. First published in 1980. The illustrator is uncredited but the panels are well-drawn.
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image of Memoir of Harlan Page; or, The Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals

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New York City: American Tract Society, 1835. Very nice copy. 243p. plus publisher's menu, has a tissue-guarded steel-engraved portrait of Mr Page and bound in 6x4 inch cloth boards with panelling blind and spine-title gilt. Find two very old ownership signatures and a mild crack to front hinge at first blank, an else lovely copy that has been furnished… Read more
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Wasted Indeed: Anarchy & Alcohol

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Published
2000
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Atlanta: Crimethinc. chapter of Alcoholics Autonomous, 2000. Pamphlet. [8]p., two standard leaves printed and folded to make eight pages of text, nested not fastened, illustrated with typography and a couple of swiped images, lightly worn, a few small stains to rear wrap else very good condition. "Sedition not Sedation," and the paradox that "abstention from alcohol can sometimes be… Read more
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image of New anti-saloon songs; a collection of temperance and moral reform songs. Preprared at the request of the National Anti-Saloon League by E.S. Lorenz

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New York: Lorenz Pub. Co, 1905. 126p., slender paperback, covers mildly scuffed.
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image of Workingmen and drink, extracts from circular of T.V. Powderly to the Knights of Labor

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New York: National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1893. Small handbill, 5x8.5 inches, printed on one side only, paper toned. National Temperance Society no. 101.
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£70.25
image of Are we free men? From the Monitor of April 29, 1886 [leaflet]

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n.p., 1886. 5.5x8.5 inch leaflet, printed both sides, creased and toned, with a long split along the vertical fold, going almost the length of the sheet. Calls on the reader to vote for prohibition. "The Knights of Labor are right in their declaration of principles, but they will never succeed while they themselves help divert according to actual revenue… Read more
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Intemperance and poverty

by Twining, T.

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Published
1909
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£33.28

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Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1909. Pamphlet. 32p., original red glassine wraps detached but present, paper browned with very minor chipping of the corners, 3.5x5.75 inches. Pocket library of Socialism, no. 26, April 15, 1901.
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Liquor Licensing at Home and Abroad

by Pease, Edward R.

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Published
1899
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London: Fabian Society, 1899. 15p., stapled wraps, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, wraps lightly worn, small rust stain on front wrap else very good condition. Second edition, revised. Fabian Tract No. 85.
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image of Alambres de NEL: volume 1, no. 3 (Oct. 1975)

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Oakland: N.E.L. (Narcotics Education League), 1975. [4p] 8.5x11 inches, edgeworn. Profile of an ex-junkie; a piece discussing M.A.T.A. (Minorities Alcoholic Treatment Alternative); another citing the Oakland-based Centro Legal.
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image of Living Sober 81: San Francisco Sixth Annual Western Round-up

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San Francisco: Gay Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, 1981. [16p] 5.5x8.5 inches, event schedule and workshops/lectures, pen notations and check marks, name and address on last page of notes, stapled white printed wraps. Note: your humble bibliographer lived at the address the previous owner wrot in the back about the time this was published!
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Recovery: a novel

by Berryman, John, foreword by Saul Bellow

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Published
1973
ISBN
9780374248178
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New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, 1973. Hardcover. xiv, 254p., note, foreword, the 12 steps, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. A novel about alcoholism.
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Beer Jawn

by Bibliophiliac

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Published
no date
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Philadelphia: Self-published by the author, no date. 12p. includes covers, 5.5x8.5 inches, illustrations, very good zine in stapled white pictorial wraps. Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Texas, her zine about drinking beer.
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The Cities

by Blackburn, Paul (b.1926)

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Published
1967
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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1967. Paperback. 157p., first edition (so stated) paperbound original, sewn textblock in decorated wraps. Find a tiny bottom-edge food stain pp.24-27, else clean and unmarked, and entirely sound. Creeley's net memoir is a fine introduction to Blackburn's life (his mother and grandmother, alcoholics, beat him regularly. No dad.). Early friend of Creeley, when both… Read more
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Alcohol Use in Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart. A dissertation

by Dickason, Margaret Jean

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Published
1990
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Palo Alto: Stanford University, 1990. Hardcover. vii, 117p., reproduced from author's mss, sanserif and recto-only, text in English but dual-language, the embedded quotations are not translated. Hardbound in 11x8.5 inch red buckram boards spine-titled gilt. A sound, clean, unmolested copy. "A dissertation submitted to the department of French and Italian and the committee on graduate studies of Stanford University… Read more
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image of Poster Potpourri VII. To be sold at auction, Sunday, November 13, 1988 at [&c]

Poster Potpourri VII. To be sold at auction, Sunday, November 13, 1988 at [&c]

by Rennert, Jack, organization and cataloguing, assisted by Terry Shargel

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Published
1988
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£25.88

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New York: Poster Auctions International, Inc, 1988. Hardcover. Unpaginated, 513 lots (on about one hundred twenty pages) all captioned, most shown in color or b&w, high-gloss paperstock in sewn signatures and hardbound in 12x9 inch tan cloth boards. Cover is decorated with a laid-down facsimile and titled in metallic foil. A clean, sound, unmarked copy; items are shown quarter-page… Read more
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