LUDLOW, Fitz Hugh. The Hasheesh Eater.

(San Francisco, CA): Level Press, 1975.  First edition thus.  Quarto.  223 pages. Introduction by Michael Horowitz.  A new edition of this cult classic with 12 illustrations by Satty. Originally published in 1857, the book is the first full-length study of the psychological states and physiological effects of psychoactive drug use in American literature.  The De Quincey-inspired memoir steeped in mysticism caused a sensation when it was first published.  This a good copy in illustrated wrappers, showing some wear and creasing.


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