Columbus, Ohio: The Capital Printing and Publishing Co., . First edition. 8vo, contemporary coarse full linen, red and black leather spine labels, gilt and black lettering, , iii, , 195 pages. Cheap paper stock a bit toned but supple; some light staining, wear, and soiling to the cloth; a very good copy. Item #19294
On the constitutionality in Ohio of taxing and regulating the sale of liquor, each passed by a Republican state legislature under pressure from the W.C.T.U.; the Pond Law (found unconstitutional) required payment of an annual tax and a bond of a thousand dollars for saloon-keepers, while the Scott Law further regulated and taxed strong drink. The arugments here for the validity of the Scott Law are in part based on Holst v. Roe, which established the constitutionality of a per capita dog tax in Ohio. An ex-library copy from New York Bar Association Library, in their characteristic binding, with their early embossed stamp and early violet ink stamp to the first two leaves and shelfmark label to the spine.