Tavistock Books, in partnership with The Book Shop, LLC, is pleased to announce another round of temperance & prohibition. Represented in this second list are numerous books, pamphlets, and other cultural artifacts documenting temperance and prohibition movements across the globe. We explore the struggle for local control of alcohol licensing, as well as the scathing criticism Coca-Cola received for its early formulas. We move beyond the U.S. border to take on Geisha in Japan and learn about the early history of the temperance movement in the Russian Empire. Enjoy!
A compelling word, and one that certainly can, and should, stand on its own, though frequently we find unnecessary modifers employed to make the unique even more so, if such is at all possible... more unique, highly unique, uniquely unique.... you get the drift.
So with this in mind then, and without modifying hyperbole, we issue this list for June, wherein each of the 60 items displays an aspect of uniqueness... whether by definition, inscription or perhaps being the only copy on the market. As is our practice, the list is eclectic in nature- from air to water, original art to original mss, from Nevada to Massachusetts. Temporally, the items reach back to the 1770s, and continue on until the mid-20th C. Prices range from $75 to $7500.
Just click on the "Select Acquisitions" link on the left to take a browse.