HIGH TIMES ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS.
NY: Stonehill, 1978. First edition. The scarce clothbound issue. 4to. 418pp.+ 24pp. colour photo-insert. Profusely illustrated throughout, including many rare graphics from the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library.
Main contributors are the drug historians Michael Aldrich, Michael Horowitz and Richard Ashley.
One of the four appendices (30pp.) prints “Trans-High Market Quotations”, a record of international dope prices based on actual transactions between July 1976 and August 1978.
A Very Good plus copy in slightly edge-torn dw. Overall, an excellent copy of the most complete reference work ever published, and the first of its kind anywhere.
Together with: Ed Rosenfeld’s “Ideas for High Times”, two pages of suggestions compiled by him and printed on High Times stationery, along with several pages of his handwritten notes. No date (c. 1980).
Rosenfeld’s final suggestion was for the magazine to “Order a computer terminal and potable [sic] for editorial. Get on EIES and other conference networks that will bring in people, ideas and info” (EIES was a precursor of email). Rosenfeld explored the intersections of science, art and human consciousness in several books, including “The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs”  and “Talking Nets: An Oral History of Neural Networks” .