FATHER PENN AND JOHN BARLEYCORN
1920 · Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
by Chalfant, Harry M.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Evangelical Press, 1920. Hardcover. Very Good. Frontispiece, with textual illustrations. Editor American Issue - Penn'a Edition. This work purports to use history to explain why the 18th amendment was finally passed in 1919. The author, while correctly instructing that William Penn built a brew-house for his estate, assures the reader that he "deplored the excessive use of strong liquor, but drank it in moderation" and that "is not to be construed as reflecting in any way upon his lofty character." Original blue cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Some dust staining to the top edge, with evidence of shallow nibbling by silverfish along the extremities; else very good. (Inventory #: 61756)