Item #39535 Hashish Wine Opium. Charles BAUDELAIRE, Théophile GAUTIER.
Hashish Wine Opium.


Hashish Wine Opium.

London: Calder & Boyars, 1972. First English-language edition. Grey boards. 92pp. Translation by Maurice Stang. Introduction by Derek Stanford (12pp.).

“The four pieces in this volume are unique in that they are among the earliest artistic records of the hallucinogenic experience to be found in European literature. Charles Baudelaire and Théophile Gautier were among that group of distinguished young Frenchmen who, as the Club of Assassins, met under the auspices of a Dr. Moreau to experiment as to the psychological and mind enhancing effects of hashish and opium, and these four documents are a result of their experiences” (dw. blurb).

Fine in dw.