1814.085: The Drunkard's Emblem.

Published: 1814

Full Title: The drunkard's emblem, or An inquiry into the effects of ardent spirits upon the human body and mind with an account of the means of preventing, and of the remedies for curing them. By Benjamin Rush, M.D. professor of the institutes and practice of medicine, and of clinical practice, in the University of Pennsylvania.

Author: Rush, Benjamin (1746-1813).

Place Issued: New Market

Issuing Press: Ambrose Henkel

Description: 44 pgs.; 17 cm. (8vo).


Imprint lacks date; 1814 assigned by Cappon (New Market, Virginia imprints, 1806-1876). This item has been erroneously reported as the earliest known example of the addition of "The Drunkard's Emblem" to the title-form of Rush's widely re-published An Enquiry into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors upon the Human Body (1784), although the Americanization of word "Enquiry" into "Inquiry" marks most editions after 1800. In reality, Jonathan Foster of Winchester issued a duodecimo edition with this title-form three years before (1811.A07); here Henkel was evidently following Foster's lead in filling unmet demand for Rush's essay in the wake of relatively-inexpensive, small-format editions being published in New York and Philadelphia in 1811 for "gratis distribution."

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