Friend and sometime Beowulf classmate Calista was kind enough to provide
a few titles from the twenty or thirty feet of late-19th-c prohibitionist books. I capitalize because they all do, though in gilt."A Discourse on the Bottle" is a pleasantly ambiguous title. And as she points out, "there is an essay to be written, some time, about the beards of these men."
KING ALCOHOL DETHRONED
BIBLE TEMPERANCE IS NOT TOTAL ABSTINENCE
SUBSTITUTES FOR THE SALON (I suppose this isn't a reverse of the standard saloon/salon mistake)
SIX NIGHTS WITH THE WASHINGTONIANS, AND OTHER TEMPERANCE TALES
THE MEANING OF THE TERM "WHISKY" (it's >1000 pages long)
THE COLD-WATER-MAN; or, a Pocket Companion for the Temperate (by Doctor Springwater of North America)
GRAPPLING WITH THE MONSTER: The Curse and the Cure of Strong Drink
FINAL DRIVE ON BOOZE
IF NOT THE SALOON, WHAT?
A FRIENDLY ADMONITION TO THE DRINKERS OF BRANDY
THE FOUNDATION OF DEATH
THE ENFORCEMENT OF LIQUOR LAWS: A Necessary Protection to the Indians.
A DISCOURSE ON THE BOTTLE
The WAR OF FOUR THOUSAND YEARS; being a connected history of the various efforts made to suppress the vice of intemperance in all ages of the world; from the foundation of the class of Nazarites, by Moses, to the institution of the order of the Sons of temperance, inclusive; with a full account of the origin, progress, and present prospects of the latter institution.
A SOBER ACT OF PARLIAMENT
STRONG DRINK (I can't describe how wonderfully decadent the cover for this is: a very deep sapphire with the sexiest and most gilted typeface to come out of 1900
THE TRUE PATH; OR GOSPEL OF TEMPERANCE
PUBLIC HOUSES; OR, THE MISERIES OF INTEMPERANCE
TALKS ON TEMPERANCE, THE FOUNTAIN OF TEMPERANCE, A TEXT BOOK OF TRUE TEMPERANCE etc
a whole bunch of "Anti-Bacchus" prize-winning essays
The Life and Times of THE LATE DEMON RUM (I'm fairly sure this was mis-shelved and is actually a boozy retrospective; but wish it were straightforward)
WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST DRINK
INTEMPERANCE: THE IDOLATRY OF BRITAIN
SHALL I DRINK?