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Injurious Effects of Tobacco
Philadelphia: The Tract Association of Friends, N.d. [ca 1880]. First Edition. Assembles an impressive range of arguments against the use of tobacco, from blindness and irregular heartbeat to feeble-mindedness and moral degeneration. OCLC 4 locations; none others in commerce (2013). 12mo. Folded self-wraps; 12pp. Light external wear; faint creases to...
[Item #18863]
Price: $45.00
 
Injurious Effects of Tobacco
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Regulations No. 5 Relating to the Importation, Manufacture, Production, Compounding, Sale, Dealin in, Dispensing and Giving Away of Opium or Coca Leaves or any Compound, Manufacture, Salt, Derivative, or Preparation Thereof [...] Effective Date, June 1, 1938
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1938. First Edition. Summary of applicable laws relating to the regulation of cocaine and opiates, followed by joint regulations made by the Commissioner of Narcotics and the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for manufacture, dispensing, prescription, record-keeping and taxation. This report promulgated under the reign of...
[Item #19262]
Price: $50.00
 
3.

No Place for Revenuers
New York: Vantage Press, 1962. First Edition. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 180pp. Endpapers foxed; text margins tanned; moderate foxing and wear to dustjacket. Scarce subsidy-published memoir by a former Special Investigator for the State of Tennessee Liquor Tax Division.
[Item #7421]
Price: $30.00
 
4.

Naked Lunch
New York: Grove Press, [1962]. First American Edition. A Beat Generation cornerstone, and basis for David Cronenberg's bizarre 1991 film starring Peter Weller. MAYNARD & MILES A2.b. First Printing, one of 3,500 copies. Octavo; half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain;...
[Item #19467]
Price: $650.00
 
5.

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
London: For Taylor & Hessey, Fleet-Street, 1822. First Edition. First book edition of De Quincey's masterpiece, published anonymously following its initial serialization in the Strand magazine for 1822. 12mo. (16.5cm); attractive early 20th-c. binding of full red morocco, spine in six panels, decoratively stamped; gilt-ruled borders and gilt turn-ins; all...
[Item #17017]
Price: $2,000.00
 
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
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Psychedelic Illuminations. Volume 1, no. 3
Fullerton, CA: Psychedelic Illuminations, [1992]. Monthly (?) journal devoted to the consumption and appreciation of psychotropic drugs. Undated, but circa 1992 (based on dates of later issues). Uncommon. Small quarto. Illustrated card wrappers; 62pp; illus. Very mild cover wear, else unworn; Near Fine.
[Item #16346]
Price: $20.00
 
Psychedelic Illuminations. Volume 1, no. 3
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The Drug Experience: First-Person Accounts of Addicts, Writers, Scientists and Others
New York: Orion Press, 1961. First Edition. Cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 385pp. Clean, unmarked copy in attractive dustjacket. Contributions by Aldous Huxley, Billie Holiday, Mezz Mezzrow, Thomas De Quincey, many others.
[Item #7733]
Price: $36.00
 
8.

Long Island Drug Division Presents a Coordinate Orgy
[New York]: A B.O.M. Presentation, N.d. (1970). The trifecta: sex (implied), drugs (indeed), and rock and roll (raison d'etre) in one neat package. Undated, but an on-line search reveals that the concert took place Jan. 10, 1970. Not found in WorldCat; not in the catalog of the Columbia University archives...
[Item #17277]
Price: $125.00
 
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The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web; or, All Grafts Laid Bare. Being a Complete Exposure of all Gambling, Graft and Confidence Games with Storeis Illustrating the Methods Employed by the Different 'Operators'
Salt Lake City: Raleigh Publishing Company, 1914. First Edition. Cautionary tales of the pitfalls awaiting any young country boy who makes the mistake of drifting too far from the shore. Exposes the various mechanical devices utilized by sharks to cheat at gambling games; various confidence schemes, including the "Foot Race...
[Item #16446]
Price: $60.00
 
The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web; or, All Grafts Laid Bare. Being a Complete Exposure of all Gambling, Graft and Confidence Games with Storeis Illustrating the Methods Employed by the Different 'Operators'
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Out On Bail
New York: Coward-McCann, 1937. First Edition. Murder mystery with strong narcotics content. The protagonist, a doctor accused of murder, helps the cops catch the real killer and bust a narcotics ring headed by a crooked colleague. Along the way, he helps a small-time hood get off the "stuff." Uncommonly nice...
[Item #17578]
Price: $150.00
 
Out On Bail
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Narcotic Agent
New York: Vanguard Press, 1941. First Edition. Memoir of a long-time undercover narcotic agent for the U.S. Department of Treasury, known to newspaper readers and radio audiences as "Colonel Smokey." Helbrand gives first-hand accounts of the various underworld characters he met while on the job: junkies, dealers, gangsters, and international...
[Item #18954]
Price: $350.00
 
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Gambling Communities. Authority of Law and Law Authorities Under the Charm of "Nickel Slots" In Saloons. A Socialistic Treatise by Adolph Hepner, Editor of the St. Louis "Tageblatt"
St. Louis: Adolph Hepner, 1894. First Edition. The author, who was editor of St. Louis's principal socialist newspaper, inveighs against the proliferation of slot machines in saloons, cigar-shops and mercantiles, noting that the "nickel-slot [devices] are much more wicked than all other ones, because the second party to the game...
[Item #17454]
Price: $200.00
 
Gambling Communities. Authority of Law and Law Authorities Under the Charm of "Nickel Slots" In Saloons. A Socialistic Treatise by Adolph Hepner, Editor of the St. Louis "Tageblatt"
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Drug Smuggling and Taking in India and Burma
Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1922. First Edition. Quite scarce little treatise on the opium evil in India, illustrated with graphic photographs of victims of the vice. Includes several chapters on the smuggling trade, apparently written from first-hand observation (or experience?), though we have succeeded in turning up...
[Item #15668]
Price: $450.00
 
Drug Smuggling and Taking in India and Burma
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The Marijuana Review. Vol 1, no. 7 (July-Sept. 1971)
Mill Valley, CA: Amorphia, 1971. Quarto. Photo-illustrated wrappers; 24p; illus. Staple-bound periodical on newsprint. Lightly toned, else Near Fine. Seminal pro-marijuana publication, politically oriented with a strong legalization slant.
[Item #11165]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Traffic in Narcotics
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1953. First Edition. Chapters on the opium and cannabis trades, and a 12-p glossary of drug-user's slang. The author was the first Commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of Narcotics, a position he held from 1930-1962. A fairly attractive copy of a book frequently...
[Item #15669]
Price: $125.00
 
The Traffic in Narcotics
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Habit-Forming Agents: Their Indiscriminate Sale and Use a Menace to the Public Welfare. U.S. [at head of title] Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin 393
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1910. First Edition. Exposť, targeted to residents of rural districts, of narcotic agents in patent remedies and soft drinks, as well as the illicit trade in morphine and other drugs. Illustrations depict numerous commercially-available (and perfectly legal) preparations containing morphine and coca-leaf extracts, Coca-Cola prominent among...
[Item #16399]
Price: $125.00
 
Habit-Forming Agents: Their Indiscriminate Sale and Use a Menace to the Public Welfare. U.S. [at head of title] Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin 393
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Friedrich Wilh. Serturner, der Entdecker des Morphiums. Lebensbild und Neudruck der Original-Morphiumarbeiten
Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1925. First edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers; 93pp; frontis; illus. Spine (backstrip) chipped at upper 1/2"; wrappers slightly soiled; internally fresh and mostly unopened. Includes Kromeke's biography and assessment of Serturner's work, followed by the full text of Serturner's principal articles on the isolation and properties of morphine...
[Item #10082]
Price: $150.00
 
Friedrich Wilh. Serturner, der Entdecker des Morphiums. Lebensbild und Neudruck der Original-Morphiumarbeiten
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Police Circular Seeking the Apprehension of A.B. Barns [aka Tom Scott], California Dope Addict
[Pasadena]: 1925. Barns (alias O.B. Hayse, O.B. Smith, A. Steward, Frank Sap, Tom dayton, Thomas Scott), a native Texan, is wanted for holding up a drug store oin East Colorado Street, Pasadena. He is described as a "dope addict and has been in an inisane asylum...claims to be a solicitor...
[Item #19180]
Price: $75.00
 
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Pot: A Handbook of Marihuana
New York: University Books, 1967. First Edition. Cloth boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 160pp. Fine unmarked copy in bright jacket with a hint of foxing to extremities. Very nice copy of the uncommon cloth issue.
[Item #7734]
Price: $33.75
 
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The Family: The Story of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion
New York: E.P. Duton, 1971. First Edition. First issue, with publisher's statement tipped on to front free endpaper. Octavo; blue cloth boards lettered in white on spine; dustjacket; 412pp. Text paper slightly tanned, else a tight, Near Fine copy in a very bright, unclipped dustwrapper with small price sticker at...
[Item #17706]
Price: $95.00
 
21.

Uncle Tom's Mansion
Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdman's, 1931. First Edition. Prohibition novel, set within a decadent, upper-class Kentucky family. Missed by Hanna, though we note that the author's earlier temperance novel, Matoaka, A Story of the Fight For Americanism, is included by him (HANNA 516). Octavo. Red cloth boards, lettered in blue on...
[Item #16450]
Price: $50.00
 
Uncle Tom's Mansion
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Down All Your Streets
New York: Dial Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 689pp. Mild rubbing to bottom board edges, else about Fine in bright, unclipped jacket with a hint of rubbing and soil at extremities. Crisp copy of Bishop's undeservedly forgotten first novel, a hard-boiled account of drug addiction, prostitution and...
[Item #11813]
Price: $125.00
 
Down All Your Streets
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A Master of Destiny: Victor Tremaine
Boston: Chapman & Grimes, 1939. First Edition. Fictionalized (but highly detailed & accurate) account of "Uncle Sam's secret agents in tracking down dealers in marijuana, cocaine, and other debasing drugs." Not in Hanna, presumably because it is a "crime novel," though the content reads more like an occupational novel than...
[Item #8619]
Price: $250.00
 
A Master of Destiny: Victor Tremaine
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If Christ came to Chicago! A Plea for the Union of All Who Love in the Service of All Who Suffer
London: The Review of Reviews, 1894. First U.K. Edition. Classic study of the 19th-c. Chicago underworld, including gambling parlors, bordellos, saloons and drug dens. Preceded in the same year by the American edition. 12mo. Green buckram, lettered in gilt on spine; 460pp+ads; folding frontispiece. Split to cloth at crown of...
[Item #18892]
Price: $75.00
 
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La "Noire Idole". Etude sur la Morphinomanie
Paris: Albert Meissen, 1920. Second Edition. On morphine addiction. The six year discrepancy betwen the cover and title-page dates remains a mystery, at least to this cataloguer, though we would conjecture that the intervention of the Great War played a role. Preceded by a (much scarcer) 1907 edition, as well...
[Item #18876]
Price: $65.00
 
La "Noire Idole". Etude sur la Morphinomanie


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