A very nice temperance tract which I bought in York - at Janette Ray's always rewarding bookshop in Bootham, specialising in architecture and design but with quite a bit of ephemera. I would guess this dates from the 1870s
Sewn inside the covers of the York Temperance Society is the loan tract - a four page story-cum-homily about the need to swear abstinence from strong drink. This would be loaned to society members to take home, read and inwardly digest: 'we implore you to banish the drink from your homestead, and to help us banish it from the land'.
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