THE HASHEESH EATER

£65.00

FITZ HUGH LUDLOW'S MASTERPIECE OF PHANTASMAGORIA

 

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Level Press; A Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial library edition, First printing stated, limited edition of 5000 softbound copies; 1975, softcover, Illustrations with 12 plates by SATTY. 223 pages.

 

Back cover:

"If Fitz Hugh Ludlow, author of The Hasheesh Eater, comes your way, treat him well. — Mark Twain (1864)

 

 "He passed through sensations of a dual existence, delirium, the power of a giant or a god, infinities of space and time, unutterable calm."--Van Wyck Brooks The Times of Melville & Whitman

 

 THE HASHEESH EATER is the first full-length study of the psychological states and physiological effects of psychoactive drug use in American  liter­ature.

Written by a 20-year-old college student, this De Quincey-inspired memoir steeped in mysticism caused a sensation when it was published in 1857.

Since that time it has been generally ignored and forgotten, except by a few pioneers of marijuana research, writers like Aleister Crowley, and the poets of the Beat Generation.

 

HERE IS THE COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED TEXT SUPPLEMENTED WITH AN INTRODUCTION,
CHRONOLOGY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, BIO-CRITICAL DATA, AND PICTORIAL MATERIALS FROM THE
ARCHIVES OF THE FITZ HUGH LUDLOW MEMORIAL LIBRARY

 

 "One of the best reports extant because of its scope and keen observations, and because it relates the subjective effects of cannabis...

It is the subjective, introspective, and articulate creative writers--such as Ludlow, Baudelaire, and Huxley, who can best communicate such experiences." —O. J. Kalant

 

 "Deeper and clearer is the information to be gained from the brilliant studies of Baudelaire...and Ludlow..." — Aleister Crowley

 

 "The alchemic-shaman tradition of Paracelsus, Ludlow, and William James..." — Timothy Leary

 

 "America's first great hashishologist." — Michael R. Aldrich , The Marijuana Review

 

 

Condition; Low book has been crushed/creased diagonally across the back. but does not affect its readability.


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