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The War of Four Thousand Years; Being A connected History of the Various Efforts Made to Surpress the Vice of Intemperance.from the Foundation of the Class of Nazarites, by Moses, To the Institution of the Order of the Sons of Temperance.

White, P.s.; Pleasants, H.R.

Published by Griffith & Simon, Philadelphia, 1846
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition (1845 on copyright page, 1846 on title page). Small quarto in brick colored blindstamped ribbed cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. (1) 295 (2). Small booksellers ticket first rear blank. Important early American temperance work that traces efforts to battle intemperance from Biblical days, with a section on the practices of making and the composition of wines in the pre-Christian era; among other chapters in the book are "Temperance Among The Heathens", "The Discovery of Alcohol", "Intemperance in Connexion with The Church", "Efforts to Surpress Intemperance from the Apostles to 1800" and , in the final section, detailed look at Temperance Societies in America between 1833 and the publication of this book. A tight, bright example, spine gilt bright, minor wear at the extremities; scattered light foxing to the text, more so to the first 30 or so leaves. A very nice example indeed of this scarce temperance title. Bookseller Inventory # E12364B

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Title: The War of Four Thousand Years; Being A ...

Publisher: Griffith & Simon, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1846

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First edition

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