Richard Peabody's Common Sense of Drinking; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
The Common Sense of Drinking.
Peabody, Richard Rogers.$1,750.00
Item Number: 94632
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1933.
Early printing of this work which served as an inspiration to Bill Wilson in the rare Art Deco designed dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket designed by H. Dean.
Written by Richard Peabody in the early 1930s, "The Common Sense of Drinking" describes alcoholism and a method for its cure. The roots of Peabody's book came from Boston's Emmanuel Church where clergy and lay practitioners reported success in treating alcoholics. However, Peabody's book is a secular treatment of the problem using psychology. The book was a best seller in the early 1930's and had a major influence on Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson. The book's methods for the "cure" of alcoholism are as relevant today as they were in the 1930's.