[New York]: The Sun Printing and Publishing Association, 1917. Wraps. [ESSAY]. 12mo; 29pp; brown kraft wrapper, printed label to front; brown endpapers; publisher’s string binding; cream stock; frontispiece and 4 photographic illustrated plates; light shelf-wear to wrapper, else fine. 1 located in OCLC at the University of Kentucky Libraries. Scarce. Fine. Item #1304
An essay or opinion piece extolling the virtues and necessities of tobacco in the military. The first paragraph opens with “Tobacco is an antidote to the woes of war. Its scent is balm to the din racked nerves of the soldier, its smoke is solace to his soul.” Startling to read in the 21st century, given what we now know about tobacco and the tobacco industry. All the photographic illustrations are of military people with cigarettes.