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The Art of Opium Antiques
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The Art of Opium Antiques

By Steven Martin with Photographs by Paul Lakatos

Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2007. soft cover, as issued., minor signs of handling to exterior, small faint reading creases, negligible impact as flaws. clean. mo markings. no tears, chips or bumps. strong sewn binding.; 125pp., 117 illustrations, mostly in color. features the author's collection of items used in the preparation and smoking of opium. . First Edition /First Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Square 8vo.

$290.00

In the Kingdom of Mescal

By Georg Schafer, Nan Cruz

Berkeley: Shambala Publications, 1970. hard cover, illustrated boards., several small scratches to rear board exterior and minor wear to some corner-tips. no other flaws. clean, bright colors. no markings of any sort. strong binding.; translated from german original., 40pp., large color illustrations. sub-titled, a fairy-tale for adults, the story involves the use of psycho-active plant brews by native peoples.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Nan Cruz. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$52.00

Opium Addiction (From the Narcotic Wards of the Philadelphia General Hospital)

By Arthur B. Light, Edward G. Torrance, Walter G. Karr, Edith G. Fry, and William A. Wolff

Chicago: American Medical Association, 1930. cloth, maroon buckram with gilt lettering on spine, cover., wear to corners, spine ends. owner names to front pastedown and rear. binding a little weak, yet sound. clean. no text or exterior markings. no other ownership markings.; 116pp., tables, charts, several b/w photos. ten articles describing the results of in-patient experiments with volunteer addicts - struggling through their first decade as criminals.; not a reprint, scarce thus.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$52.00

Orgies of the Hemp Eaters: Cuisine, Slang, Literature and Ritual of Cannabis Culture
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Orgies of the Hemp Eaters: Cuisine, Slang, Literature and Ritual of Cannabis Culture

By Hakim Bey and Abel Zug, Editors

Brooklyn: Autonomedia, 2004. soft cover., one sentence highlighted on page 18. slight evidence of use to exterior. no other markings. no tears, bumps. strong binding, sewn glued.; english text.; 694pp., b/w illustrations, photos. contains many articles, essays, excerpts, literature, science, anecdotes, by numerous individuals from the 16th century to the 21st. immense bibliography.. No Edition Stated. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$78.00

Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez
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Dreamland: The Way Out of Juarez

By Charles Bowden

Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. cloth, hardcover in dust jacket., no flaws - no wear. no markings. no bumps, tears, clips, creases. an unused copy.; 165pp., illustrated throughout in b/w. it is hard to write about how great this book is, how fortunate the collaboration, when the subject is so disturbing, so fiendishly complex. william burroughs saw this coming, of course.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Alice Leora Briggs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$54.00

Proceedings of the Company of Amateur Brewers

By Various Authors

United States of America: Privately Printed, 1932. cloth, illustrated boards. wear to spine-ends, less to board corners. some fading to spine. on last two blank endpapers there remain traces of clippings that were once affixed, and one fore-edge chip, very small. the book came with a membership bookplate on the front pastedown to which a name was duly filled-in. front hinge a little weak, but holding well. no other flaws.; 159pp., b/w illustrations. contains nine texts by eight contributors. a humorous look at brewing and drinking emanating from vermont as prohibition wound down.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

The Hasheesh Eater

By Fitz Hugh Ludlow

San Francisco: Level Press, 1975. soft cover., slight wear to exterior - a little rubbing, some small, faint creases. clean. no writing, markings, labels. no bumps or tears. strong binding. 5000 printed in soft cover. a fitz hugh ludlow memorial library edition. edited by michael horowitz. 223pp. 12 b/w illustrations by satty. thoughtful reissue of 19th century classic. often scarce thus.. First Printing Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Satty. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$88.00

Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China
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Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China

By Frank Dikotter, Lars Laamann, Zhou Xun

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., dj flap has price-clip. only slightest evidence of use. no real flaws. clean. no writing, markings, labels. no chips, tears. tight binding.; english text.; xi-319pp., 20 b/w illustrations/photos. covers 1600-1950. detailed history. extensive notes and bibliography.. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.00

The Troublesome Legacy of Commissioner Lin: The Opium Trade and Opium Suppression in Fujian Province, 1820s to 1920s
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The Troublesome Legacy of Commissioner Lin: The Opium Trade and Opium Suppression in Fujian Province, 1820s to 1920s

By Joyce A. Madancy

Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center/Harvard University Press, 2003. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings. no bumps, tears, chips. tight binding. appears unused.; english text.; xvi-430pp., 26 tables, maps, figures.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$42.00

High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West

By Laurie E. Barnes, with Anne Bissonnette

West Palm Beach, FL: Norton Museum of Art, 2014. soft cover, folded card covers, as issued., only slight signs of use. clean, no writing or markings. no bumps, tears. tight binding. nice copy.; xv-176pp., illustrated throughout in color. two essays. detailed history and catalogue. history of tea in asia, europe, americas.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Exhibition Catalogue.

$62.00

Cocaine, AIDS, and Intravenous Drug Use

By Barry Stimmel, Samuel R, Friedman, Douglas S. Lipton, Editors

NY: The Haworth Press, 1991. cloth, hard cover., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings. tight binding. very well preserved copy.; 124pp., eight sections, each with multiple contributors.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$44.00

Dangerous Drugs: The World Fight Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotics

By Arthur Woods

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1931. cloth, hard cover. lacks dust jacket. only slight signs of use or age. no writing, names, or markings. strong binding.; vi-123pp., concise, reasoned assessment of the nation's situation vis-a-vis illegal drugs and efforts to gain control of the persistent black market. little has changed during the 80 years since it was published, though a 1920s perspective is interesting. scarce title.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$52.00

Dealing or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues

By Michael Douglas

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. hard cover in dust jacket. cloth-backed boards with gilt lettering, illustration., light foxing to verso of dj along upper margin. minute wear to dj at bottom edge of spine and rear flap fold. red mottling to yellow pastedowns. patch of light, faint foxing to front board. no other flaws or wear. price intact. no text or exterior markings. strong binding. no bumps.; multi-color peace symbol bookplate to front free endpaper bears signed gift inscription from michael crichton.; 222pp., states first edition.. Signed by Author. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$128.00

Addictive States. Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, Volume 70

By Charles P. O'Brien and Jerome H. Jaffe, Editors

NY: Raven Press, 1992. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear. clean, no markings. tight binding. flawless dust jacket.; xii-291pp., 15 essays and articles by various contributors in the field.. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$68.00

A Forty Years' Fight with the Drink Demon, or A History of the Temperance Reform as I Have Seen it and of My Labor in Connection Therewith

By Charles Jewett, M.D.

New York: National Temperance Society and Publishing House, 1872. cloth, hard cover. brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. minor wear to some extremities. edges age-dulled. a few little stains to front free endpapers. faint offsetting from some illustrations. clean, no writing, markings, stamps or labels. strong binding. a well preserved copy.; 407pp., 10 b/w illustrations and frontispiece.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$48.00

Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy

By Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010. hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear, a pristine, unused copy in all regards.; xv-256pp., 9 illustrations, 10 maps. a history of opium and its derivatives in asia, with particular attention to the present day situation.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Social Poison: The Culture and Politics of Opiate Control in Britain and France, 1821-1926

By Howard Padwa

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., no flaws or wear, a pristine, unused copy.; x-232pp. comparative histoty of how the present mess evolved in two nations.. First Edition /First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.00

Viper: The Confessions of a Drug Addict

By Raymond Thorp

London: Robert Hale Limited, 1956. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., only slight wear to some corners, minor rubbing. no other flaws, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding. a well preserved copy. price intact.; 192pp., drug scene in 1950s london. introduction and afterword by derek agnew. one step above reefer madness, maybe.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
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Hallucinogens: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

By Marlene Dobkin De Rios

Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1984. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket., tiny soft bump to top fore corner of top board with minor wrinkle to dj in same spot, no internal echoes, a negligible issue. no other flaws or wear, clean, no writing or markings, strong binding.; x-255pp., 5 tables, 30 b/w illustrations. the use of hallucinogenic plants among cultures in siberia, peru, new guinea, australia, north america, et al.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Plus/Near Fine Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$48.00

The Social Life of Opium in China
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The Social Life of Opium in China

By Zheng Yangwen

Cambridge, U.K./NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005. soft cover., two small remainder-style marks to bottom edge. no other flaws or wear. clean, no text markings, strong sewn binding.; xiii-241pp., 14 b/w illustrations, 2 maps, 6 tables. starts in the 15th century and winds up in the 20th. a useful addition to the literature.. First Softcover Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

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