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  • WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir. by Chace, James.
    Chace, James.
    WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just a memoir of the author's own life, this is the story, told in brief glimpses, of his family, frozen in time in the jazz age, while in 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the mills were closing - and of the impact of Pearl Harbor, his own experiences as a student at Harvard where he agreed to be injected with mind-altering drugs as part of an experiment at a famous hospital, a brief and funny stint as a CIA agent. ISBN: 0-671-694782.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31429
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  • HALLUCINOGENS AND CULTURE. by Furst, Peter T. (1922-2015)
    Furst, Peter T. (1922-2015)
    HALLUCINOGENS AND CULTURE.

    Edition: 3rd printing, a trade paperback.

    Novato, CA: Chandler & Sharp Publishers, (1997 c 1976). An introduction by this cultural anthropologist to many of the hallucinogenic drugs - from tobacco to LSD to peyote and sacred mushrooms and many others - placing them in their cultural and historical context, with an emphasis on their role in religion, ritual and healing. Illustrated. A title in the Chandler & Sharp Series in Cross-Cultural Themes. Literature cited, index. xii, 194 pp. ISBN: 0-883165171.

    Condition: Very good in wrappers, some rubbing and wear to the covers, contents clean.

    Book ID: 80175
    Keywords: datura, Ethnobotany, lsd, peyote
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  • PASSPORT FOR A PILGRIM. by Leasor, James.
    Leasor, James.
    PASSPORT FOR A PILGRIM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Heinemann, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth espionage novel by this prolific writer featuring Dr. Jason Love, a GP in a Somerset, England, who somehow is always found by trouble. In this book, as he is about to leave to attend a medical conference in Damascus in Syria, he is asked by one of his patients to check on the grave of his daughter who had recently died there in an automobile accident. This simple favor leads him into danger in the desert as he gets involved in foiling an attempt to create a system of mind control. Leasor and Love share many things - including owing a vintage Cord automobile and serving in Burma during World War II. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-434410136.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 84275
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  • Louria, Donald B., M.D .
    THE DRUG SCENE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the negative effects of drugs -both physical and social. Glossary, bibliography. 214 pp.

    Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket (boards slightly bent, creases to dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 24883
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  • NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead. by Richardson, Peter.
    Richardson, Peter.
    NO SIMPLE HIGHWAY: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2015). First edition - Published on the band's 50th anniversary, this book attempts to answer the question of why the Grateful Dead became one of the world's most legendary bands. Notes, sources. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64185
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  • ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCES: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society by Rudgley, Richard.
    Rudgley, Richard.
    ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCES: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York and Tokyo: Kodansha International, (1994.). First edition - Originally published in the UK under the title 'The Alchemy of Culture' this is a look at the uses and abuses of mind-altering drugs through history, from opium in the stone age to crack on our city streets. Includes a look at the traditional mind-altering substances - like magic mushrooms in Siberia, tobacco and peyote in the Americas, qat in Africa, and betel in Southeast Asia - to the psychoactive plants of medieval witchcraft, hallucinogens like LSD and marijuana, and stimulants like coffee, tea, and cocoa, and why some are considered culturally acceptable, others are forbidden. Foreword by William Emboden Illustrated with line drawings, notes, bibliography index .ix,195. 36 t

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 38400
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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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