In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescaline, sat down and waited to see what would happen. Huxley described his experience in 'The Doors of Perception' and its sequel 'Heaven and Hell'. This joint volume has a foreword by J.G. Ballard.In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescaline, sat down and waited to see what would happen. Huxley described his experience in 'The Doors of Perception' and its sequel 'Heaven and Hell'. This joint volume has a foreword by J.G. Ballard.Read Less
Fair in GOOD jacket. 151 pages. Ex-library. Blue cloth boards with decorative gilt and a red pictorial dust-jacket. Ex-library with associated inserts and stamps. Free endpaper removed. One loose page. Bright pages. Small markings to a few of the pages throughout. Good boards with minimal wear. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Bright gilt. Unclipped dust-jacket. Small chips missing from edges & corners. Scuffing to the edges & corners of the jacket. Protected by a plastic wrap. Some markings to the wrap. Sold as good reading copy only.
Skimming to small piece of title page from removal of a label; light staining to gutters of the endpapers from the glue used in the book. Still Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper, $1.50 price intact, with two small holes at the rear. Early but not first printing of the American edition, published simultaneously with the British edition. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper. This slim volume, Huxley's first-hand description of his use of mind-altering mescaline, had an immeasurable effect on the widespread acceptance of drugs in the 1960s, helping to usher in the Psychedelic Movement and giving birth to the name of at least one famous musical group. Indeed, this title is considered to be the most influential single volume on hallucinogenic drugs and is rarely found signed.
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