Gout Island appears in Wine Lake, Delirium Tremens Island in Whiskey Lake. The town of Headache is on the shores of Brandy Lake, as is the town of Nervous. Oyster House Point is off of Tipling Island. Thicktongue Landing is on The Great Gulf of Wretchedness, downstream from Sore-Eye Landing and the town of See-Double and Fetid Breath Landing. There’s even a Gin Lake!
Check out the “Temperance Map.” Below is the original poster that was later adapted for the endpapers of the book The Saloon in the Home or A Garland of Rumblossoms by Rigley Hunt, Illustrated by John Held, a book that celebrates cocktails. Thanks to Tom Posey for this.
Here is a description of one we sold a few years ago here at BRB.
THE RECIPES GIVEN ARE QUOTATIONS FROM GREAT AUTHORS WHOSE VERY LIVES WERE DEVOTED TO COMBATING ARIDITY”: THE SALOON AT HOME, 1930 ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION
HUNT, Ridgely; CHAPPELL, George S. The Saloon in the Home. Or a Garland of Rumblossoms. New York: Coward-McCann, 1930. Small quarto, original half russet cloth, printed boards, printed paper spine label.$450.
First edition of this humorous post-Prohibition survey of 19th-century temperance tracts, stories, sermons and poems, richly and comically illustrated by John Held.
This selection includes 19th-century stories, poems, sermons, lectures and essays from the “Dry” side of the Prohibition argument. “If some of them appear improbable,” editor Chappell writes, “charity bids us realize that the zeal of the reformer often runs away with his veracity. Surely we should be temperate—in the obsolete meaning of the word—in judging temperance and its advocates.” The “Wet” side is represented by cocktail recipes: “indirect but persuasive testimony. The recipes given are quotations from great authors whose very lives were devoted to combating aridity.”