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  • Aesop's Fables [Signed & Numbered] by Rackham, Arthur (illustratration); Aesop (text); V. S. Vernon Jones (translation); G.K. Chesterton (introduction)
    Rackham, Arthur (illustratration); Aesop (text); V. S. Vernon Jones (translation); G.K. Chesterton (introduction)
    Aesop's Fables [Signed & Numbered]

    First Edition Thus

    London: William Heinemann, 1912. xxix, 224 pages. 9-1/4 by 11-1/2 inches. This edition with 13 color and more than 50 black-and-white illustrations by Rackham. The color illustrations are mounted on brown paper and inserted into the text. A lovely edition, published in an edition of 1450 signed and numbered copies. ISBN: 281AIB1043903.

    First Rackham edition and first edition of this translation. Spine browned, else near fine in white muslin cloth. With the small broadside for the Leicester Galleries exhibition of the original paintings made for this book laid in, as seen in some copies. Bookplate designed by Arthur Nelson Macdonald for Benedict Erstein on front pastedown. Signed by the illustrator. [JSP01; JSP04]

    Book ID: 222418
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  • The Hasheesh Eater (Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library edition) by Ludlow, Fitz Hugh; illustrations by [Wilfried] Satty
    Ludlow, Fitz Hugh; illustrations by [Wilfried] Satty
    The Hasheesh Eater (Fitz Hugh Ludlow Memorial Library edition)

    First Edition Thus

    San Francisco: Level Press, 1975. 223 pages. 8-3/4 by 11-1/4 inches. One of 300 numbered hardbound copies signed by the illustrator.

    First published in 1857, The Hasheesh (Hashish) Eater was the first full-length book of drug literature written by an American. This edition published as head shops and marijuana culture were beginning to flourish in the early 1970s; the original complete text is supplemented with a new introduction, chronology, bibliography and illustrations, providing historical and scholarly context.

    The Ludlow Library was the world's largest library of psychoactive drug books and related materials, which was named after the author and housed in San Francisco. It was used by hundreds of writers and researchers on drug studies.…

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    San Francisco: Level Press, 1975. 223 pages. 8-3/4 by 11-1/4 inches. One of 300 numbered hardbound copies signed by the illustrator.

    First published in 1857, The Hasheesh (Hashish) Eater was the first full-length book of drug literature written by an American. This edition published as head shops and marijuana culture were beginning to flourish in the early 1970s; the original complete text is supplemented with a new introduction, chronology, bibliography and illustrations, providing historical and scholarly context.

    The Ludlow Library was the world's largest library of psychoactive drug books and related materials, which was named after the author and housed in San Francisco. It was used by hundreds of writers and researchers on drug studies. The Library's board of advisers included Albert Hofmann, Alexander Shulgin, Andrew Weil, Oscar Janiger, Ralph Metzner, Laura Huxley, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

    The illustrations by Wilfried Satty, whose mash-ups of Gustave Dore engravings appropriately connect the book to its 19th century origins, with a dose of drug-fueled surrealism and a healthy shot of Monty Python animation. ISBN: B0033TMZ9Y.

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    First edition thus. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. This is an interesting association copy connecting figures in the burgeoning Northern California cannabis culture of the 1970s. Inscribed by Ludlow curator Michael R. Aldrich, who wrote the first Ph.D dissertation on pot, and sponsored the first California Marijuana Initiative, to defense attorney Bob Cogen, who defended people charged with violating drug laws -- most famously members of the Native American Church charged with possession of peyote and mescaline in Arizona -- and in the marijuana-rich "Emerald Triangle" region of Humboldt County, California. Signed by Satty on the limitation page. Copy number 155. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 208492
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