Future of Drinking

Gilbert SELDES

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"WE WILL ALL BECOME RICH AND ALL REMAIN DRINKERS": FIRST EDITION OF SELDES' THE FUTURE OF DRINKING, 1930

SELDES, Gilbert. The Future of Drinking. Boston: Little, Brown, 1930. Octavo, original yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $650.

First edition of this biting critique of Prohibition, in scarce original dust jacket.

Seldes writes, "Failing to become an art, drinking in America has become a religion." Here, Seldes analyzes the experiment of Prohibition and its massive failure on all levels, from America's failure to accept its religious underpinnings to the American love of illicit drinking. Pen notation on rear pastedown.

Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with light rubbing and toning to extremities. A handsome copy.

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