The Lending Library of Ipswich Temperance Tracts Vol. XII
The Lending Library of Ipswich Temperance Tracts Vol. XII


The Lending Library of Ipswich Temperance Tracts Vol. XII


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Contents are Tracts No. 307 to No. 349. The apparent end of a series of tracts that began publication in 1846. The tracts range from two to twenty pages each. Fifteen are illustrated with engraved vignettes. Many were written by prominent men in the British temperance movements in the mid-19th century. Several, such as "The Treatment of Typhus Fever and Pulmonary Consumption without the use of Alcohol," and, "Old Age Treatment: no Alcohol," were written by John Higginbottom, an eminent medical authority from Nottingham. Simon Smithard, proprietor of Derby's Temperance Hotel wrote, "Teetotalism and Farm Labour." William Keane, Vicar of Whitby, sermonizes on, "England's Curse and England's Cure." Joshua Harvey, a founder of the Dublin Temperance Society has a letter addressed to him. Ebenezer Davies, Minister of the Caledonian Road Chapel, contributes, "Why I Gave Up Smoking." He had written a book about American slavery from an earlier tour there. Henry Barthorp has "The Fatal One Pot More." And so on.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Tweedie
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: nd. ca. 1869
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    About 238 p. 18 cm. Purple cloth with blank impressing, gold lettering on spine. Scuff mark on spine. Back cover rubbed or discoloured. Residue from paper material inside covers. Ink notation to title page, stain to fore-edge. Tract No. 307 is missing most of its first leaf. 43 tracts in all. Copies of this title have been found only in the British Library, and the New York Public Library. No auction record was found.

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