The New Temperance Primer.
Printed at the Catnach Press by W.S. Fortey,
First or early edition.
Chapbook, 8pp, 25x18.5cms, illustrated with cuts. Includes: [The] Drunkard's Looking Glass, The Tree of Dissipation, Close the Alehouse Door, alphabet rhymes, Good Drinks for Good Children, The Life of a Drunkard, The Drunkard's Dream, The Drunkard's Catechism, and several untitled verses. Vertical and horizontal creases from former folding. Frayed edges professionally made good: legible, viable and complete, and sewn into paper wrappers. [Appears to precede the copies of this title listed on Copac, which also comprise 8pp, but are published from Fortey's Juvenile Book Warehouse, with supposed date c.1890: whereas Catnach Press publications, such as this, are thought to be c.1860-1885. Of the several poems in the present copy, none is titled "An Interesting Picture of Drunkenness", which is referred to in the catalogue data of the later edition: so the text here may differ considerably from that of the later copies.] Extremely scarce: good copy.
[Item ID: 18806110]