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  • SMOKING TECHNOLOGY OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE IROQUOIS AREA OF NEW YORK STATE. by Rutsch, Edward S.
    Rutsch, Edward S.
    SMOKING TECHNOLOGY OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE IROQUOIS AREA OF NEW YORK STATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed examination of the tobacco pipes and related objects used by the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy - Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga - in the New York state region. Illustrated throughout with 191 figures including drawings, black and white photographs, maps and charts. Bibliography, index. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-8386-75689.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 58834
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  • FOLKLORE AND FOLK MEDICINES: Symposium Presented at the March 1986 AIHP Annual Meeting Held in San Francisco, California. by Scarborough, John, editor.
    Scarborough, John, editor.
    FOLKLORE AND FOLK MEDICINES: Symposium Presented at the March 1986 AIHP Annual Meeting Held in San Francisco, California.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Madison, WI: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1987. First edition - Edited and with an introduction by John Scarborough (who also contributes an essay on the recognition of drugs in classical antiquity) Includes seven essays by David L. Cowen, John M. Riddle, Eric H. Christianson, and others on medieval herbalism, folk medicine in Indiana, and of the Pennsylvania Dutch and more. Notes at the end of each essay. Publication Number 10. 122 pp.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 80176
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland. by Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations.
    BASUTOLAND MEDICINE MURDER. A Report on the Recent Outbreak ofd 'Diretlo' Murders in Basutoland.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1951. First edition - Presented by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to Parliament in April, 1951, this is a report on "(1) the nature and significance of the large numbers of murders which had taken place in 1947 and 1948 in Basutoland, (2) the proximate causes of and underlying reasons for the apparently increased incidence of the crime, and (3) the steps which the Basutoland Administration might take to remedy the position. Includes a look at the role of native medicine men and the use of 'diretlo' in the making of magical medicines with protective value. Appendices, Diagrams (including two fold-out diagrams) and a fold out map. vi, 104 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue stapled wrappers (toning to both the cover and the pages)

    Book ID: 80857
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  • NATURE'S PHARMACY AND THE CURANDEROS AND THE BORDER TRADING POSTS, Vol. XLI, No. 3, Sul Ross State College Bulletin; Number Eighteen, West Texas Historical and Scientific Society. by Smithers, W. D.; Foreword by Dudley R. Dobie.
    Smithers, W. D.; Foreword by Dudley R. Dobie.
    NATURE'S PHARMACY AND THE CURANDEROS AND THE BORDER TRADING POSTS, Vol. XLI, No. 3, Sul Ross State College Bulletin; Number Eighteen, West Texas Historical and Scientific Society.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Alpine, Texas: Sul Ross State College, 1961. First edition - Accounts of the Curanderos (the healers) of the Texas and Mexico borderlands and the border trading posts on both sides of the Rio Grande, and of the plants they used. Foreword by Dudley R. Dobie Map, illustrated with photographs. 61 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 81872
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  • ETHNIC CULINARY HERBS: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation in Hawai'i. by Staples, George and Michael S. Kristiansen.
    Staples, George and Michael S. Kristiansen.
    ETHNIC CULINARY HERBS: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation in Hawai'i.

    Edition: First printing.

    Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - Arranged alphabetically by the scientific names. Illustrated with many full page black and white botanical drawings and eight inserted color plates, Index of common and scientific names, bibliography Slightly oversized format. 122 pp. ISBN: 0-824820940 I.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 62333
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  • PIPE, BIBLE, AND PEYOTE AMONG THE OGLALA LAKOTA: A Study in Religious Identity. by Steinmetz, Paul B., S. J.
    Steinmetz, Paul B., S. J.
    PIPE, BIBLE, AND PEYOTE AMONG THE OGLALA LAKOTA: A Study in Religious Identity.

    Edition: First thus.

    Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A study based on 20 years -from 1961 to 1981 - of living among the Oglala Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Originally published in 1980, this edition has been newly revised, includes a preface by Ake Hultkrantz and is illustrated with 22 photographs. Map, bibliography, index. xiii, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-87049-6239.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58146
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  • KRANKHEITEN UND KRANKENBEHANDLUNG BEI DEN CHIMBU IM ZENTRALEN HOCHLAND VON NEU-GUINEA: BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie II / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology II. by Sterly, Joachim .
    Sterly, Joachim .
    KRANKHEITEN UND KRANKENBEHANDLUNG BEI DEN CHIMBU IM ZENTRALEN HOCHLAND VON NEU-GUINEA: BeitrŠge zur Ethnomedizin, Ethnobotanik und Ethnozoologie II / Contributions to Ethnomedicine, Ethnobotany and Ethnozoology II.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hamburg: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin, 1973. First edition - Diseases and treatment of the sick among the Chimbu in the central highlands of New Guinea. While most of the text is in German (with occasional quotes in English), there is a 3 page English summary. References, photographs, index. 289 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in printed pale green wrappers.

    Book ID: 53812
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  • THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2013). SIGNED first edition - An exhaustive guide to "the herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries." Entertaining and informative at the same time, this also includes dozens of cocktail recipes .INSCRBED on the title page. Illustrated with small drawings. Recommended reading. 360 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers crease to lower corner of back cover).

    Book ID: 71756
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  • THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (2013). SIGNED first edition - An exhaustive guide to "the herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries." Entertaining and informative at the same time, this also includes dozens of cocktail recipes. SIGNED on the title page and dated in October, 2012 - before publication of the trade edition. Illustrated with small drawings. Recommended reading. 360 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70165
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  • PLANTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN MEDICINE. by Swain, Tony, editor.
    Swain, Tony, editor.
    PLANTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN MEDICINE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects papers written by the eleven experts from six countries who attended this symposium on "Plants in the Development of Modern Medicine" jointly sponsored by Harvard and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May, 1968. These papers are notable for the fact that they used "widely differing disciplines in focusing on the single topic. In stressing this interdisciplinary outlook in its organization, the symposium successfully drew into an integrated whole the contributions and potentialities of anthropological, botanical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and other pertinent fields." Illustrated with photographs, numerous diagrams and charts. References, index xii, 367 pp. ISBN: 0-674673301.

    Condition: Very good in light green cloth in a good dust jacket with some staining to the back cover, spine, etc.

    Book ID: 71868
    Keywords: Ethnobotany
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity. by Tomlinson, Timothy R. and Olayiwolda Akerele, editors.
    Tomlinson, Timothy R. and Olayiwolda Akerele, editors.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1978, the responded to increased interest in medicinal plants by convening a series of international consultations, seminars, and symposia to explore and promote the use of medicinal plants. Medicinal Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium convened by the World Health Organization in 1993. It presents an overview of the use of medicinal plants that includes a discussion of a variety of issues - scientific, economic, regulatory, agricultural, cultural - focused on the importance of medicinal plants to primary health care and global health care reform - with specific papers on ethnopharmacology and tropical forests in Belize, the role of botanical gardens, the uses of plants in…

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    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1978, the responded to increased interest in medicinal plants by convening a series of international consultations, seminars, and symposia to explore and promote the use of medicinal plants. Medicinal Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium convened by the World Health Organization in 1993. It presents an overview of the use of medicinal plants that includes a discussion of a variety of issues - scientific, economic, regulatory, agricultural, cultural - focused on the importance of medicinal plants to primary health care and global health care reform - with specific papers on ethnopharmacology and tropical forests in Belize, the role of botanical gardens, the uses of plants in primary care in Indonesia, traditional medicine in China and Korea, and much more. References at the end of each paper. Illustrated with botanical drawings. Index. xi, 221 pp. ISBN: 0-812234316.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (some scattered highlighting)

    Book ID: 81871
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  • LSD: VISIONS OR NIGHTMARES? (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Series 1) by Trulson, Michael E.
    Trulson, Michael E.
    LSD: VISIONS OR NIGHTMARES? (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Series 1)

    Edition: Later printing - updated edition.

    New York: Chelsea House Publishers, (1992). Hardcover - Writen for teenagers, this discusses the origins and effects of LSD and the LSD experience, including flashbacks and toxic effects, and discusses hallucinogens, therapy options, and the effects of drugs on animals. While it is described on the back cover as an objective study, in reality the emphasis is on the dangers posed by LSD (a photograph of the Manson family with the caption that "after using LSD, they embarked on a killing spree" and another photograph of Thelonius Monk with the commentary that a person's creativity can be damaged or destroyed if they take LSD. Illustrated with photographs. Includes several appendices, glossary, suggestions for further reading, index. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-877547521.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80314
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  • THE ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TOPNAAR. by Van den Eynden, Veerle; Patrick Vernemmen and Patrick Van Damme.
    Van den Eynden, Veerle; Patrick Vernemmen and Patrick Van Damme.
    THE ETHNOBOTANY OF THE TOPNAAR.

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback original.

    Gent: Universiteit Gent / The Commission of the European Community, (1992). First edition - The Namib Desert, which extends for 1200 miles along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa, may be the oldest desert in the world, arid for 55-80 million years, and home to plants found no where else. This book focuses on two groups of Topnaar who live there - in the Kuseb area and in Sesfontein, areas which are quite distant from each other and so have different plants for use. Illustrated with black and white drawings and color photographs. While the book is written in English, sections have been translated into Afrikaans and Nama to make the information more accessible. Includes bibliography and index of…

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    Gent: Universiteit Gent / The Commission of the European Community, (1992). First edition - The Namib Desert, which extends for 1200 miles along the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa, may be the oldest desert in the world, arid for 55-80 million years, and home to plants found no where else. This book focuses on two groups of Topnaar who live there - in the Kuseb area and in Sesfontein, areas which are quite distant from each other and so have different plants for use. Illustrated with black and white drawings and color photographs. While the book is written in English, sections have been translated into Afrikaans and Nama to make the information more accessible. Includes bibliography and index of scientific and vernacular names. Errata slip laid in. 145 pp. plus several blank pages for notes.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77566
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA. by Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    Van Wyk, Ben-Erik; Bosch van Oudtshoorn and Nigel Gericke.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS OF SOUTH AFRICA.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Pretoria, SA: Briza, (2002). Hardcover - A look at the medicinal plants which are an important part of South African culture, illustrated throughout with 500 photographs, most in full-color, 135 distribution maps and chemical structure diagrams. "A photographic guide to the most commonly used and best known South African plant medicines, including their botany, main traditional uses and active ingredients. This Revised Edition has been fully updated to incorporate the latest research findings. The book includes: Detailed species descriptions of more than 150 medicinal plants and their close relatives, or other species used in a similar way." Includes a plant list according to ailments; glossary, index. 304 pp. ISBN: 1-875093-095.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 71258
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  • THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218. by Voegelin, Erminie W, editor.
    Voegelin, Erminie W, editor.
    THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE: Volume 55, October - December, 1942, Number 218.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: The American Folklore Society, (1942). First edition - Associate editors include Aurelio M. Espinosa, Franz Boas, George Herzog, Ralph S. Boggs and Marius Barbeau. Features articles on Folk Medicine and Folk Science by Warren La Barre; on the Louisiana Negro ceremony of Easter Rock; Loup Garou tales from Haiti and more. Book reviews, Notes, index. Pages 197-268.

    Condition: Very good overall - some minor wear to the edges of the printed brown covers.

    Book ID: 55910
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  • NEW PLANT SOURCES FOR DRUGS AND FOODS FROM THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN HERBARIUM. by von Reis, Siri. and Frank J. Lipp, Jr.
    von Reis, Siri. and Frank J. Lipp, Jr.
    NEW PLANT SOURCES FOR DRUGS AND FOODS FROM THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN HERBARIUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982. Hardcover first edition - Lists 4571 plants with drug or food potential, offering the Latin name of each plant, the country in which it was collected as well as the name of the collector, and then quotes the ethnobotanical or other note of interest. Includes indexes to genera, families, common names, and uses. Frontispiece. 363 pp. ISBN: 0-674617657.

    Condition: Fine in dark green cloth with silver lettering, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53897
    Keywords: botany, Ethnobotany
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  • NOTES ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF OLOLIUHQUI AND OTHER HALLUCINOGENS OF MEXICO. by Wasson, R Gordon and Albert Hofmann.
    Wasson, R Gordon and Albert Hofmann.
    NOTES ON THE PRESENT STATUS OF OLOLIUHQUI AND OTHER HALLUCINOGENS OF MEXICO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1963. First edition - Also includes an article on "The Active Principles of the Seeds of Rivea Corymbosa and Ipomocea Violecea." Both papers were written in honor of Robert J. Weitlaner on his 80th birthday. Wasson's paper focuses on the history and the ethnobotanical aspects of the "four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest" - picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl and ololiuhqui - with the emphasis on the last as the least known to the outside world. Illustrated with plates 28-34, botanical drawing, map. Notes pp 161-193. Hofmann writes on the chemical investigation that led to the isolation of the active principles in this plant, as well as a…

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    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1963. First edition - Also includes an article on "The Active Principles of the Seeds of Rivea Corymbosa and Ipomocea Violecea." Both papers were written in honor of Robert J. Weitlaner on his 80th birthday. Wasson's paper focuses on the history and the ethnobotanical aspects of the "four great divinatory plants of Mexico at the time of the Conquest" - picietl, peyotl, teonanacatl and ololiuhqui - with the emphasis on the last as the least known to the outside world. Illustrated with plates 28-34, botanical drawing, map. Notes pp 161-193. Hofmann writes on the chemical investigation that led to the isolation of the active principles in this plant, as well as a very brief history of the discovery of LSD. p 194-212 with plates 35-36, references. WorldCat only identifies one holding, although there is a notation about a duplicate copy as part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

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    Condition: Fine in stapled self-wrappers.

    Book ID: 80280
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  • THE HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS OF MEXICO AND PSILOCYBIN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: Botanical Museum Leaflets, September 7. 1962, Vol. 20, No. 2 by Wasson, R. Gordon and Sylvia Pau.
    Wasson, R. Gordon and Sylvia Pau.
    THE HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS OF MEXICO AND PSILOCYBIN: A BIBLIOGRAPHY: Botanical Museum Leaflets, September 7. 1962, Vol. 20, No. 2

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1962. First edition - Includes an introduction by R. Gordon Wasson and an extensive bibliography, beginning with a section of books and other publications by Wasson and Roger Heims.Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author, who married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, a pediatrician,Ê in 1926.Ê On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. The Wassons went on to integrate mycological data with data from other fields: history, linguistics, comparative religion, mythology, art, and archaeology, exploring all aspects of mushrooms. Their investigations led to expeditions in Mexico beginning in 1953…

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    Cambridge, MA: Botanical Musuem of Harvard University, 1962. First edition - Includes an introduction by R. Gordon Wasson and an extensive bibliography, beginning with a section of books and other publications by Wasson and Roger Heims.Wasson was an international banker, amateur mycologist, and author, who married Valentina Pavlovna Guercken, a pediatrician,Ê in 1926.Ê On a delayed honeymoon in 1927 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the Wassons' lifelong gathering of "references to mushrooms and toadstools in the folklore of the world" began. The Wassons went on to integrate mycological data with data from other fields: history, linguistics, comparative religion, mythology, art, and archaeology, exploring all aspects of mushrooms. Their investigations led to expeditions in Mexico beginning in 1953 to research the magico-religious use of mushrooms. In 1955, they became the first outsiders to participate the Mazatec Indians' sacred mushroom rituals and more than anyone else he was responsible for bringing awareness of these hallugenic mushrooms to Americans in general with the publication of an article in Life Magazine in 1957 (although Wasson did not use the term, the Life Magazine article referred to them as "magic mushrooms" and that caught on.) Ê Many entries are annotated, in some cases with significant detail. pp, 25-73.

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    Condition: Fine in stapled self-wrappers.

    Book ID: 80279
    Keywords: Ethnobotany, evbf, reference
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  • THE SACRED MUSHROOM SEEKER: Tributes to R.Gordon Wasson by [Wasson, R. Gordon] Riedlinger, Thomas J., editor.
    [Wasson, R. Gordon] Riedlinger, Thomas J., editor.
    THE SACRED MUSHROOM SEEKER: Tributes to R.Gordon Wasson

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Rochester Vermont: Park Street Press / Inner Traditions, (1997). First edition - A collection of 26 essays by such noted writers and scientists as Terence McKenna, Joan Halifax, Peter Furst, Albert Hofmann, Richard Evans Schultes, Jonathan Ott and others issued as a celebration of the life and pioneering work of the mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson. "A legendary figure in the field of ethnobotany, R. Gordon Wasson's trail-blazing work on hallucinogenic mushrooms with the Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the 1950s brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples and had a profound influence well beyond the academic world." Includes a couple of essays on collecting the works of…

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    Rochester Vermont: Park Street Press / Inner Traditions, (1997). First edition - A collection of 26 essays by such noted writers and scientists as Terence McKenna, Joan Halifax, Peter Furst, Albert Hofmann, Richard Evans Schultes, Jonathan Ott and others issued as a celebration of the life and pioneering work of the mycologist and scholar R. Gordon Wasson. "A legendary figure in the field of ethnobotany, R. Gordon Wasson's trail-blazing work on hallucinogenic mushrooms with the Mexican curandera Maria Sabina in the 1950s brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in the spiritual life of indigenous peoples and had a profound influence well beyond the academic world." Includes a couple of essays on collecting the works of Wasson by Michael Horowitz and Robert Demarest. Illustrated with photographs and botanical drawings, including a section of each in full color. Includes a bibliography of Wasson's works by J. Christopher Brown. Index. Slightly oversized format. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-892813385.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (upper rear corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 81572
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  • THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA: Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal. by Watt, John Mitchell and Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk.
    Watt, John Mitchell and Maria Gerdina Breyer-Brandwijk.
    THE MEDICINAL AND POISONOUS PLANTS OF SOUTHERN AND EASTERN AFRICA: Being An Account Of Their Medicinal And Other Uses, Chemical Composition, Pharmacological Effects And Toxicology In Man And Animal.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Edinburgh: E & S Livingstone, 1962. dj. Hardcover - The second - and best - edition of this authoritative and comprehensive work. In fact, it is so signficantly changed from the original 1932 edition, that is more like a new work. The title was changed to include Eastern Africa to reflect the expanded area it covers, and the book has over 1000 additional pages. Illustrated with botanical color paintings, black and white drawings and photographs, some in color. Bibliography, European names, vernacular names, active principles, index and more. pp. xii 1457.

    Condition: Very good+ in gray cloth in a very good dust jacket (previous owner's name and stamp, some rubbing to the dj). A very large and heavy book.

    Book ID: 80486
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  • FOOD, DIET, AND POPULATION AT PREHISTORIC ARROYO HONDO PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO. by Wetterstrom, Wilma; Vorsila L. Bohrer and Richard W. Lang.
    Wetterstrom, Wilma; Vorsila L. Bohrer and Richard W. Lang.
    FOOD, DIET, AND POPULATION AT PREHISTORIC ARROYO HONDO PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press, (1986). First edition - Includes additional reports - Ethnobotanical Pollen by Vorsila L. Bohrer and Artifacts of Woody Materials by Richard W. Lang. Arroyo Hondo Archeological Series, Volume 6. Illustrations and tables. Notes, references. Index. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-933452160.

    Condition: Fine in glossy white illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75849
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  • SAMOAN HERBAL MEDICINE: 'O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa. by Whistler, Dr. W. Arthur.
    Whistler, Dr. W. Arthur.
    SAMOAN HERBAL MEDICINE: 'O La'au ma Vai Fofo o Samoa.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Honolulu, Isle Botanica - published for O le Siosiomaga Society, Inc, of Western Samoa, (1996). First edition - Includes information on traditional and modern Samoan medicine and Samoan medicinal plants. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Preface, bibliography, indexes to Scientific Names, and Samoan Names. Glossary of Samoan medical terms. Maps inside covers. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-964542625.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55903
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  • ETHNOBOTANY OF THE HOPI: Museum of Northern Arizona, Bulletin 15. by Whiting, Alfred F. (1912-1978)
    Whiting, Alfred F. (1912-1978)
    ETHNOBOTANY OF THE HOPI: Museum of Northern Arizona, Bulletin 15.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona Society of Science and Art, 1950. A very early printing of this classic work on this topic, originally published in 1939, and hard to find in any printing. Based on field work among the Hopi Indians over a period of several years, roughly the first half of this monograph is about the Hopi culture and the various uses of plants, and the remainder is an annotated list of the plants themselves, categorized by family. Bibliography, index by Hopi name and index. Printed on good quality glossy stock. 120 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a binding of decorative stiff wrappers with a terra cotta cloth spine. The original pale yellow plain printed wrappers are bound in.

    Book ID: 54777
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  • MAYA RESURGENCE IN GUATEMALA. by Wilson, Richard.
    Wilson, Richard.
    MAYA RESURGENCE IN GUATEMALA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1995). A story of the Mayan peoples struggle across Guatemala to recover from decades of religious conversions, civil war, displacement, and military repression and of the Catholic lay activists who seek to renovate a new pan-Q'eqchi' ethnic identity. Includes chapters on fertilizing the land, and on curing illness. Maps and black and white photographs. Notes, glossary, references cited, index. xxii, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-31950.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60184
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  • THE WITCH DOCTOR AND OTHER RHODESIAN STUDIES (on the cover: Chiromo the Witch Doctor) . by Worthington, Frank.
    Worthington, Frank.
    THE WITCH DOCTOR AND OTHER RHODESIAN STUDIES (on the cover: Chiromo the Witch Doctor) .

    Edition: First edition.

    London: The Field Press Ltd., n.d. [1922]. Hardcover first edition - Contains 25 stories - organized in 3 categories: The Mind of the Native, Man and Beast , and White Men and Black - based on his experiences in Africa. Worthington first arrived in Africa as the personal secretary of Thorne Coryndon, the representative of the British South Africa Company, who was sent there to prepare for the British takeover of the Lozi kingdom, and when Coryndon was named Administrator of Northwest Rhodesia, Worthington continued to assist him and went on to become the first Secretary for Native Affairs there. The final legacy of his tenure was a commitment to land segregation and the development of native reserves. 235 pp.

    Condition: Good in red cloth with black lettering (sunning to the spine, edges bumped, wear to the corners of the boards, previous owner's name).

    Book ID: 54595
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