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Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
N.P. Youth International Party, 1971. Attractive set of broadsides promoting the second annual 4th of July Smoke-In on the Washington, D.C. Mall, a Yippie-sponsored event which began the previous year. Each broadside features a photo of a young man smoking a joint while holding a burning American flag, with the...
[Item #19869]
Price: $600.00
 
Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
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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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The Denizens of the Street
[Accra], Ghana: Ghana Publishing Corporation, [1971]. First Edition. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); original orange pictorial stiff card wrappers; [8],103pp. Very minor wear from handling, else About Fine. Novel recounting Ghanaian teenage deliquency, dealing with "Wee-smoking [sic], gangfights [sic], women and drinks" (rear wrapper).
[Item #24850]
Price: $30.00
 
The Denizens of the Street
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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
 
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Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
New York: Youth International Party, 1975. Poster for the 6th Annual 4th of July Smoke-In, an event co-sponsored by the Yippie's and the Mother Love Tribe. Prominently featured at center is P. Bramley's drawing of Benjamin Franklin (and various other founding fathers) enjoying a joint or three alongside Smokey the...
[Item #19841]
Price: $350.00
 
Original Poster: Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In at the Ellipse, Washington, D.C.
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The Jack Brown Story
Chatsworth, CA: By the author, N.d. [ca 1968]. First Edition. First-person narrative of a Texas dope fiend, confidence man and jailbird who finds Christ late in life. Includes photographs of some of Brown's claimed criminal associates, including Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, Machine Gun Kelly, and others. Octavo (21.5cm). Staple-bound, pictorial...
[Item #21396]
Price: $25.00
 
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Naked Lunch
New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but 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. Octavo; half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; dustjacket; 255pp...
[Item #19467]
Price: $650.00
 
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Naked Lunch
New York: Grove Press, 1959 [but 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. Octavo (20.75cm.); half charcoal gray paper over black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; black topstain; yellow...
[Item #24879]
Price: $500.00
 
Naked Lunch
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St. Nigger
Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972. First Edition. The Durham, NC native's first published book of poems. A former Marine who served in Vietnam from 1966-68, Cannon's poems deal primarily with topics of race and drugs. With an illustrated cover by African American artist and Arts Extended founder Cledie Taylor. First Printing...
[Item #25911]
Price: $25.00
 
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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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How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment?
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, (1929). First Edition. Government-produced leaflet directed to primary school teachers, giving suggestions for how to educate pupils on the virtues of Prohibition. Includes approaches for various curricula including arithmetic, social studies, art, etc; rear wrapper features a list of popular slogans for indoctrination: "Obedience to...
[Item #18608]
Price: $50.00
 
How Shall We Teach The Eighteenth Amendment?
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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. Octavo (23cm). 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: $25.00
 
The Drug Experience: First-Person Accounts of Addicts, Writers, Scientists and Others
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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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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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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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Juke Joint: Photographs...With an Introductory Essay by Richard Ford
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, [1990]. First Trade Edition. Large oblong quarto (26x28.5cm.); original cloth in black pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 16pp. & 58 leaves of color photographs. Fine. Forms part of the Author and Artist Series. Promotional bookmark cum prospectus laid in.
[Item #21150]
Price: $75.00
 
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The Psychodynamic Implications of the Physiological Studies on Psychomimetic Drugs
Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, [1971]. First Edition. Slim octavo (23.5cm); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; xiii,[1],81pp. Chip to jacket crown touching the "M" in "Madow," minor dust soiling to extremities, else Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Includes chapters on LSD and marijuana.
[Item #24578]
Price: $100.00
 
The Psychodynamic Implications of the Physiological Studies on Psychomimetic Drugs
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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. Exposé, 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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Studies on Drug Addiction. With Special Reference to Chemical Structure of Opium Derivatives and Allied Synthetic Substances and their Physiological Action. Supplement 138 to the Public Health Reports
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1938. First edition. Octavo. Cloth boards (hardcover); 143p; bibliog. Discrete date stamp to upper corner of title page; call number to spine, no other institutional markings and light wear else. Issued as Supplement No. 138 to the U.S. Public Health Service Annual Report.
[Item #10577]
Price: $20.00
 
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The Wretches of Povertyville. A Sociological Study of the Bowery. Sketches and Illustrations by George Toner
Chicago: Jos. J. Lanzit, 1909. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's brown cloth boards, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; top edge gilt; [1-7], 8-298, [2]pp; illus. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper (undated but apparently contemporary). Spine a shade darkened; general external soiling and wear; rear hinge thinly...
[Item #25961]
Price: $125.00
 
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Smoking and Drinking
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First Edition. Temperance and anti-smoking work by English-born American biographer, best known for his works on Horace Greeley, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Voltaire. 12mo (17cm.); original green blind and gilt-ruled cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt, brown glazed endpapers; viii,[9]-151pp...
[Item #25364]
Price: $150.00
 
Smoking and Drinking


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