Narcotic Plants: Hallucinogens, Stimulants, Inebriants and Hypnotics, Their Origins and Uses. Drugs, William EMBODEN.

Narcotic Plants: Hallucinogens, Stimulants, Inebriants and Hypnotics, Their Origins and Uses.

New York: MacMillan and Co., 1979. Revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Quarto. xviii + 206pp. Beige cloth spine over green cloth boards, red titling to spine. Colour and b&w illustrations, bibliography and index. Revised and enlarged from the 1972 first edition, this is thus the best edition of this comprehensive survey of narcotic plants in which Emboden offers a historical, botanical and chemical account of each plant. One reviewer compared this work to Dale Pendell's "Pharmacopoeia", and says "Dr. Emboden's thorough research combined with the photographs and easy to understand writing style, presented not only the plants but also their histories - along with the oral histories, common myths of the indigenous peoples - in a way that was both comprehensive as well as informative." Very light overall shelf wear, lower corners bumped, lower spine bruised and rubbed, top edge darkened and dusty, - still a tight, clean VG+ copy in VG dust jacket (Dust jacket is lightly rubbed overall, all edges a bit chafed with some small tears and chips and a bit of creasing, price clipped. Dust jacket now in removable protective mylar sleeve). Item #64063
ISBN: 0025354809

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