HEIM, Roger and R. Gordon WASSON. Les Champignons Hallucinogens du Mexico: Etudes, Enthnologiques, Taxinomiques, Biologiques, Physiologiques et Echimques.
(Paris): Editions du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 1958. First edition. Large quarto. 322  pages with 36 plates (17coloured), 79 text illustrations (14 hand-coloured) 3 maps, folding tables and index. A landmark study of the hallucinogenic mushrooms of Mexico and their ritual use by noted curandera, Maria Sabina. Heim and Wasson’s studies quickly spread beyond academia, and eager for new experiences, backpackers travelled the roads of the Sierra Madre in search of María Sabina. Touring Mexico even became an initiatory journey for any follower of the psychedelic vogue, including figures as diverse as John Lennon, Jim Harrison, Aldous Huxley and Walt Disney. This is a near fine copy in three-quarter bound green leather and marbled boards with gilt lettering. Raised bands on spine. A very nice copy of this important work.
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