Boston: William E. Smythe Co., 1888. First edition. xxiii, 583 pp., frontispiece and 56 full-page portrait plates, 4 color plates, 4 diagrams, 1 folding map (9 x 21 inches); octavo, green cloth with cover title and decoration in gilt and maroon. Covers moderately worn but intact, poor quality text pages darkened, folding map with 2" tear at second fold, previous owner (Rufo Alexander) name and date (1895) stamped in ink to front blank leaf, overall near very good. Item #23382
Explores the negative effects of alcohol on the individual and on society along with an account of the temperance movement and its principle drivers. Folding map locates the 10,168 saloons or other places were liquor may be acquired.