Lincoln and Prohibition. [Signed by Author]
“The world needs the Lincoln spirit”
Study of Abraham Lincoln’s relation to the temperance and prohibition movements both in his family, in his private life, and in politics. Topics include the Washingtonian Movement, temperance reformer Father Theobald Mathew, Illinois law, and General Ulysses S. Grant’s drinking. Includes 11 appendices comprising over 100 pages of primary sources and other writings including much on Rev. James B. Merwin, a leader in the Anti-Saloon League. Inscribed and signed punningly by author: “The world needs the Lincoln spirit.”
Description: Lincoln and Prohibition. [Signed by Author]
New York and Cincinnati: The Abingdon Press (1921). First Edition. Frontis., 233pp + 8 leaves of plates. Small 8vo. Publisher’s quarter blue cloth and tan boards; gilt titling on spine, without dust jacket. Bookplate. Inscribed by author on front endpaper. Spine slightly sunned; very good or better copy.