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 no biographical information about the author. Small octavo (19cm). Green paper-covered boards lettered in black on spine and front cover; 104pp; 8 inserted leaves of plates (halftones); numerous text illustrations. Mild external soil and wear; coated endpapers slightly musty; scattered faint staining and foxing to text block; Good or better.