Small, Sam W.
Pleas for Prohibition
Seller ID: 2045C
Atlanta: the Author, 1890. First edition (pp. viii, 187). Small octavo (18 cm) in original tan publisher’s cloth, gilt titles. Covers lightly soiled, titles on spine faded but legible. The first of Small’s published works on the subject which arose out of his own guilt-ridden struggles with alcohol addiction, from which he was delivered, as he would have said, by his religious enthusiasm. Samuel White Small (1851- 1931) was by turns a journalist, preacher, prohibitionist, and presidential appointee to various commissions. He was a close associate of Bob Jones, the fundamentalist preacher, who founded Bob Jones University and composed that institution’s Creed. Spine titles sun-faded, spine edges rubbed, covers lightly spotted, mild tide-line to epps, generally a bit dusty. A scarce title from the turn of the century, reflective of the unsophisticated protestantism which underlay the life of the rural South. Very good.
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