Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada . . . Translated from the French by Pierre Octave Démary, Student at Law . . . First English Edition. CONCRETE POETRY, Rev. C. Chiniquy, Charles.
Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada . . . Translated from the French by Pierre Octave Démary, Student at Law . . . First English Edition.

Manual of the Temperance Society; Dedicated to the Youth of Canada . . . Translated from the French by Pierre Octave Démary, Student at Law . . . First English Edition.

Montreal: Lovell & Gibson, Printers, St. Nicholas Street, 1847. First edition in English. Upper wrapper and first four leaves stained; some light wear and soiling; a good copy. Item #20010

The edition in French, Manuel de la société de Tempérance, was published the same year—and published while Chiniquy was a leading force for Canadian temperance, and indeed while he was still both a Roman Catholic priest and a Canadian. (He later emigrated to Illinois, left the church, and became an anti-Catholic Protestant activist.) Besides a wealth of Canadian anecdotal content, the rear wrapper also includes a typographical-graphic concrete prose poem, “The Drunkard’s Tree.” Modern bookplate on the inside front wrapper, with that owner’s modern ink signature on the title page.

Price: $125.00

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