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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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  • THE PLEASURE SEEKERS: The Drug Crisis, Youth and Society. by Fort, Joel M. D.
    Fort, Joel M. D.
    THE PLEASURE SEEKERS: The Drug Crisis, Youth and Society.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An important and classic study of mind-altering durgs - marijuana, LSD, barbituates, tranquilizers, amphetamines, alcohol - and a look at the ineffective policies used to "control" such drugs in the US and elsewhere. Comparison chart, bibliography, index. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very good- in very good- dust jacket (some ink underlining and brackets on several pages, scattered throughout the book, previous owner's name blacked out, very noticeable rubbing to the black dust jacket. Original price of $6.50 still present.)

    Book ID: 51215
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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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  • PSYCHEDELIC REVIEW NO. 10, 1969. by Metzner. Ralph and Timothy Leary, editors.
    Metzner. Ralph and Timothy Leary, editors.
    PSYCHEDELIC REVIEW NO. 10, 1969.

    Edition: First printing, large format magazine.

    San Francisco: Psychedelic Review, 1969. First edition - Articles by Richard Alpert, Timothy Leary (a long article on the use of LSD in prisoner rehabilitation), Gary M. Fisher, Joel Fort and others. Illustrated. Book reviews. Although this indicates that it was published bi-monthly, it was actually published rather erraticly with only 10 issues between 1963 and 1969, with the final issue in 1970/71 . Large format 78 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Very good in stapled illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the corners, loss of a shallow but long piece on bottom of front cover)

    Book ID: 76949
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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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  • THE HIPPIE TRIP. by Yablonsky, Lewis
    Yablonsky, Lewis
    THE HIPPIE TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pegasus, (1968) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first detailed study of this movement - "A firsthand account of the beliefs and behaviors of hippies in America by a noted sociologist." Includes a lot of discussion of drugs and drug use, especially LSD and marijuana. The back cover of the dust jacket reprints the "hippie creed" from the book, but this is just the author's summary of what he thought were the guiding principles of the movement. Appendix with the questionnaire used and glossary, xvii, 368 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 67755
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