The Road to Eleusis. Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries; Ethno-mycological Studies, No. 4. Greek Mysteries, Ethnobotany, R. Gordon WASSON, Albert Hoffman, Carl A. P. Ruck.

The Road to Eleusis. Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries; Ethno-mycological Studies, No. 4

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. Large octavo. 126pp. Cream textured cloth with gilt titling to red spine label, b&w and color illustrations. An unlikely collaboration between Wasson, known for his studies of hallucinogenic mushrooms, Hofmann, the discover of LSD, and Ruck, a classical scholar specialising in the ethnobotany of Greece, to explore the role of hallucinogens in the Eleusian mysteries. Top edge dusty, page edges a bit darkened, else a tight, clean tight VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket a bit rubbed, edges lightly creased and darkened on inner flaps, one small tear closed on the reverse with tape, price clipped. Now protected by removable mylar sleeve). Scarce. Item #65596
ISBN: 0151778728

Price: $165.00