The Hashish Club: An Anthology of Drug Literature. Peter HAINING.
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The Hashish Club: An Anthology of Drug Literature.

London: Peter Owen, 1975. Two volumes (264pp. + 160pp.). First editions.

Volume 1- The Founding of the Modern Tradition: From Coleridge to Crowley. 264pp. Illustrated. Preface by Brian Aldiss. Contributors include De Quincey; Coleridge; Théophile Gautier; Charles Baudelaire; Gerard De Nerval; Wilkie Collins; Arthur Rimbaud; W.B. Yeats; Aleister Crowley; and others. Near Fine in dw.

Volume 2 - The Psychedelic Era: From Huxley to Lennon. Contributors include Timothy Leary (“LSD is Air”, a reprint of a portion of Trip 16 of “High Priest”, and the first appearance under this title); Alan Watts; William J. Craddock; Andrew Weil; Paul Bowles; Neal Cassady; Jack Kerouac (“Writing Dreams”); William Burroughs (“I am Dying, Meester?”, preceded by a brief extract from a letter to Timothy Leary); Allen Ginsberg (“The Great Being”); Henri Michaux; Terry Southern; Alexander Trocchi (an extract from “The Long Book”); John Lennon; Hunter S. Thompson; and Jerry Garcia (“A Conscious Tool of the Universe”). Epilogue by Aldous Huxley (“A Visionary Prediction”). Near Fine in slightly rubbed dw.

Each contribution in both volumes is preceded by a biographical sketch. Epigraphs by William Blake, Brion Gysin, Aldous Huxley, and Michael McClure.

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