Cocaine. Aleister CROWLEY, David Hoye, Martin P. Starr association copy.

Cocaine.

San Francisco, CA: Level Press, 1973. First Edition Thus. Softcover. Small Octavo. Not paginated [ 32pp.] Red stapled wrappers illustrated and titled in black, b&w illustrations. With the ownership SIGNATURE of Martin P. Starr (essayist, author of "The Unknown God", editor of Crowley texts, co-founder of the Teitan Press, etc.) with his ownership signature on the inside front cover. The first reissue - and first separate publication - of this amusing essay that was originally published in "The International" (magazine) in October 1917. Crowley wrote the essay shortly after legislation banning the non-prescription sale of Cocaine and various other drugs had been passed in the US and presents a witty and cogent argument in their favour, and against prohibition. This edition includes a useful Introduction by David Hoye and charming art-nouveau style illustrations by April Funcke. A bit of light shelf wear and with a few light marks to covers, faded at spine - else a tight, unmarked VG+ copy of this scarce booklet. Item #68179

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