Quebec: N. S. Hardy, Book Seller, 1880. First edition. Original printed blue wrappers, 5.5 x 4 inches, 40 pages, stitched. Rather oddly trimmed in production. A little light damp-staining along the edges of the wrappers; some mild toning; in very good condition. Item #18809
On Canadian intemperance, crime, health effects (baleful) and adulteration—including a demonstration on stage of “an experiment which I now perform in your presence, by which I will transform a very ordinary whiskey into what you generally call a first class brandy.” (“Here the Rev. Lecturer, out of whiskey and nine or ten drugs mixed with it, made a bright liquor which he passed to several persons in the audience, and was found to have the taste and the strength of the very best brandy in commerce.”).