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CAME TO BELIEVE: the spiritual adventure of A.A. as experienced by individual members
New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, 1973.
Octavo, pp (6), (121). Large corner clipped from title leaf (no text loss). else a VG copy of this standard AA book, since reprinted a number of times and not common in first printing.
$40.00 Book Number: 41384 Order / Enquire
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS WE CAN
New York: Pageant Press, 1960.
Octavo, red cloth. VG in VG jacket, no owner names. An uncommon vanity press novel about alcoholism and A.A. by this British Columbia author.
$30.00 Book Number: 41312 Order / Enquire
ALCOHOLISM AND WOMEN: the background and the psychology
Toronto: Inner City Books, 1982.
Octavo. pp 140, (4, ads). Ink name & date at front, VG otherwise. Studies in Junian Psychology: 11.
$15.00 Book Number: 41395 Order / Enquire
LAST CALL: a journey into and out of alcohol addiction
Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, 1989.
Octavo, green boards. 221 pp. Fiine copy. Dust jacket has some rubbing at head of spine, VG otherwise. Signed by the author in 1989. Some AA content.
$19.00 Book Number: 41331 Order / Enquire
BLOCK, Marvin A.
ALCOHOLISM: its facets and phases
New York: John Day, 1965.
Octavo, black cloth. pp 320. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has some small chips, rubbing, VG generally. Dr Block was Chairman, Committee on Alcoholism, American Medical Assocation, from 1954 to 1964.
$19.50 Book Number: 41354 Order / Enquire
THE MAGIC BOTTLE
Tororn: G.R. Welch, 1978.
pp (10), 253. Fine copy. Toronto author tells of her struggles with alcoholism and her work as a Christian counseler to women alcoholics at thre Chicago Pacific Gardens Mission.
$15.00 Book Number: 41355 Order / Enquire
THE SOUND OF MY VOICE
Edinburgh: Canongate, 1987.
Octavo, black boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. A novel of alcoholism by the noted Scottish poet. This was his first novel.
$18.50 Book Number: 41330 Order / Enquire
THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLICS: an evaluative study
New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Octavo, cloth. pp (x), 246. VG clean & unworn copy, no owner names nor text marks. Dust jacket has small chips and nicks at head of bit faded spine, price-clipped, VG otherwise. "Thorough empirical survey of the nature, scope, and limitations of major services and treatment programs for alcoholics in the US grew out of the author's extensive research for the Cooperative Commission of the Study of Alcoholism. " - jacket.
$18.00 Book Number: 41327 Order / Enquire
CAIN, Arthur H.
PAUL KING'S REBELLION
New York: John Day, 1967.
Octavo, green cloth. pp , 187, . Yellowing to page edges, shelf rubbing to bottom edges of covers, bookstore rubber stamp at front, VG+ otherwise. Dust jacket rubbed at spine ends, short tears, VG otherwise. Tells the story of a "cured" alcoholic, which Dr. Cain believed possible. Uncommon book in the market.
$45.00 Book Number: 41375 Order / Enquire
DO OR DIE
Vancover, BC: Fountain Books, 1981.
pp 276. Soft corner crease to front cover, else a fine copy of this scarce book. "Fiction based on fact. A story about the effects of Alcoholism on a Canadian family."
$15.00 Book Number: 42065 Order / Enquire
COLLIER, D.F. and S A. Somfay
ASCENT FROM SKID ROW: the Bon Accord Community 1967-1973
Toronto: Addiction Research Foundation, 1974.
Octavo, (12), 108 pp. Near fine, no owner names. Report on a community for low bottom alcoholics.
$19.50 Book Number: 41393 Order / Enquire
FOSDICK, Raymond B. and Albert L. Scott
TOWARD LIQUOR CONTROL. With a foreword by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
New York: Harper, 1933.
Second printing. Octavo, dark blue cloth. pp (xviii), 220, . Indexed. Gilt spine lettering faint; insect damage to spine and covers has been neatly touched up; insect tunnel to upper outer corner of pp 175-202, well away from any printing; page edges and endpapers yellowed; two inch narrow indentation to front cover; in all, just a good, tight jacketless copy. Inscribed by the authors to Roscoe S. Rodd in 1933. Rodd has made extensive pencil notes and underlining in text and on rear blank. Laid in is a printed slip from the authors thanking those who helped in their research, who have been sent compilmentary copies. Also laid in is the original Canadian customs invoice (he had to pay 17 cents). Roscoe Rodd was a Windsor, Ontario, barrister (Q.C) and author who wrote on temperance issues and was president of the League for Democratic Rights, an organization concerned with freedom of speech and association. It was in fact a communist front.
$35.00 Book Number: 42168 Order / Enquire
IF YOU DRINK. Illustrations by Robert S. Robison
New York: Wilfred Funk, 1940.
Octavo, salmon cloth. pp , 171, . Foxing to gutter of front cover and to endpaper, red top page edges a bit darkened, yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips at head of lightly sunned spine and upper inner corner of front panel, light yellowing to rear panel, generally VG otherwise.
$20.00 Book Number: 41353 Order / Enquire
SPIN THE BOTTLE: the autobiography of an alcoholic
London: Frederick Muller, 1964.
Octavo, black boards. pp (239). Red top page edges mottled; light yellowing, minor foxing, to fore edges, else fine. Price-clipped dust jacket has nicks to spine ends, rubbing to spine folds, chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; good, but still respectable in appearance. Author's first book. He went on to publish continuations of the James Bond series, the Boysie Oakes thrillers, and three Sherlock Holmes novels.
$65.00 Book Number: 41357 Order / Enquire
WHEN THE BREWER HAD THE STANGLEHOLD
New York: Alcohol Information Committee, 1939.
12mo, blue cloth. pp (x), 275. Spine a bit darkened with slight rubbing to ends; page edges yellowed; ink owner name; pencil notes on the endpapers; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. In support of prohibition. Some anti-German bias. Uncommon book.
$40.00 Book Number: 41332 Order / Enquire
WHEN RUM WAS KING
Frederiction, New Brunswick: Fiddlehead Poetry Books / Gooselane, 1984.
Octavo, pp (4), (iv), 244, . Index, bibliography. Mild cover rubbing, else fine. "The story of the prohibition era in New Brunswick".
$17.50 Book Number: 41373 Order / Enquire
HAYNES, Roy H.
PROHIBITION INSIDE OUT
Toronto / Garden City, NY: S.B. Gundy / Doubleday, Page, 1923.
Octavo, red cloth. pp xiv, 308. Spine lightly soiled, with cloth worn at ends, VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names.
$30.00 Book Number: 41385 Order / Enquire
HEWARD, Edward Vincent
ST NICOTINE of the Peace Pipe.
London: Routledge, 1909.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp , (xviii), 197,  + 4 plates; five illustrations in text. Spine very lightly darkened; foxing to endpapers; bubbling to rear pastedown and a bit to rear cover cloth; nearly fine partially unopened copy otherwise, no owner names. An uncommon book about the history and use of tobacco.
$75.00 Book Number: 39164 Order / Enquire
FAITH, HOPE AND SOBRIETY
No place (Winfield, BC): Wood Lake Books, 1985.
144 pp. Fine copy. A recovering alcoholic and AA member tells his story. "Addicted to sex."
$18.50 Book Number: 41374 Order / Enquire
JONES, LeRoi (Amiri Baraka)
DUTCHMAN: a play
London: Cape, 1967.
Card covers in attached dust jacket. Ink name at top margin of title page, else a near fine copy.
$15.00 Book Number: 22469 Order / Enquire