[TEMPERANCE.] ANON. The Philosophy of Toasts and Health Drinking. By a Working Man. Edinburgh. James Mushet. 1864.
8vo., original printed wrappers (lower wrapper skilfully replaced); pp. 40. A little soiling to wrappers otherwise a very good copy.
First separate edition. "The substance of what is contained in the following pages was composed and delivered in the first instance, at a small social meeting by the author. It was written out some time afterwards in a somewhat extended form, and published in two parts, in the Edinburgh Temperance Journal, in March and April 1863." (Preface). A scarce anonymous temperance pamphlet.
This copy belonged to Sir Walter C. Trevelyan, with his ownership signature on the upper wrapper. Sir Walter Trevelyan was a temperance campaigner, geologist and botanist.