New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1932). First printing. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xviii, 156 pages. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Bound in blue cloth over boards with black spine titling. Slight rubs to board extremities, some occasional mild browning to interior. Jacket has mild extremity rubs, a few short closed tears, and some mild dampstaining to spine and adjacent to lower joint fold. Attractive and bright copy overall.
A well-documented study of the negative effects of national Prohibition and the Eighteenth Amendment, written by one who had been an advocate for Prohibition a decade earlier. Tillitt cites data that shows the tremendous but unintended costs of Prohibition, from economic and industrial losses to greatly increased crime, alcoholism, governmental corruption, and other social costs. Prohibition was repealed a year after this book appeared, with the passage of the Twenty-First Amendment in December, 1933.
This is a publisher's advance copy, with slip tipped to front fore edge fold of the dust jacket.