THE PRESENT PROBLEM. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Fourth Avenue and Twenty-third Street, 1874. 12mo, pp. [1-7] 8-167 [168: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original blue cloth stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. Sensational temperance novel; evils of intemperance, saloons, and corrupt politicians. Wright (II) 320. "Franz Davidon from Grandfather, 1875" in pencil on front free endpaper. Spine darkened, mild soiling to cloth, some wear to spine ends and corner tips, text pages a bit darkened, but the book is sound, and very good overall. Quite scarce. (#132265).
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