Publication: Published by the author, Geo Trask, 1860, Fitchburg
First edition. 12mo. Original cloth, gold stamping on front cover, xv, 140 pp., preface, introduction, frontis., illustrated, appendix. The author is clearly against tobacco and smoking of same. It is interesting to note that in 1860 such a campaign was pursued by the author to point out the evils of tobacco and smoking. On the copyright page he says, "NO COPYRIGHT!" "I secure on Copyright on this little book, or on any of my Anti-Tobacco productions. They all assail an evil both near and remote, and as wide as the world. Hence I ask EDITORS, BOOK-MAKERS, and all DOERS OF GOOD, to use anything I publish against this popular abomination, with perfect freedom. FREELY RECEIVE, FREELY GIVE. Speed the truth - let it fly - the RACE needs it! Uncle Toby, Fitchburg, Mass., 1860." The book is full of testimonials and examples of the evils of tobacco and smoking. Former owner's name on front fly leaf, a few pages lightly soiled, else a very good, clean copy.
Inventory Number: 29741