WASSON, Gordon R. and HOFFMANN, Albert
Botanical Museum Leaflets, Vol. 20, No. 6
Cambridge, Harvard, 1963. Includes Albert Hoffmann's "The Active Principles of the Seeds of Rivea Corymbosa and Ipomoea Violacea," which in part recounts his discovery of LSD twenty years earlier. Also includes R. Gordon Wasson's "Notes of the Present Status of Ololiuhqui and the Other Hallucinogens of Mexico." A landmark pair of publications in both the development of contemporary knowledge of psychoactive drugs and, not incidentally, in their availability to the 1960s counterculture and its use of psychedelics. Wasson's account elaborates on his earlier writings on psychedelic drug use among the ancient Aztecs and contemporary Mazatecs in religious rituals, and Hoffmann's paper describes his analysis of the chemical structure of the hallucinogen, which enabled it to be extracted and synthesized. Mild edge darkening near the spine; near fine in stapled wrappers. Dated November 22, 1963 -- the day of President Kennedy's assassination. [#031687] SOLD
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