An ESSAY On ALCOHOLIC & NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES, As Articles of Common Use. Addressed Particularly to Students.; Published Under the Direction of the American Temperance Society. It Being the Essay to Which a Premium was Awarded. Drug / Narcotic Literature, Edward Hitchcock, 1793 - 1864.

An ESSAY On ALCOHOLIC & NARCOTIC SUBSTANCES, As Articles of Common Use. Addressed Particularly to Students.; Published Under the Direction of the American Temperance Society. It Being the Essay to Which a Premium was Awarded.

Amherst: Published by J. S. & C. Adams and Co. Jonathan Leavitt, New York. Pierce and Williams, Boston. 1830. 1st edition (American Imprints 1866; Arents N. 1349; Sabin 32550n). 48 pp. 12mo, in 6s. 17.5 cm x 11 cm. Original pale grey-green wrappers, lettered in black. Overall VG+ (minor soiling to wrappers, with some paper chipping to lower portion of spine/faint stain to rear wrapper extending into text block 4-5 leaves). Item #22897

Hitchcock, both a clergyman as well as a Professor of Chemistry & Natural History at Amherst who [eventually] rose to the position of College President, was primarily known for his geological work/publications. Herein, early in his professorial career, he admonishes college students as to the evils of addictive narcotics, including opium & tobacco.

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