NY: NAL/World Publishing, 1968. First edition. 354pp. Photo-illustrated. Jacket photo of the author by Fred W. McDarrah.
SIGNED by Leary and briefly inscribed by him on the half-title page.
Review copy, with publisher's 2pp. press release printed on headed notepaper loosely inserted. The press release, dated September 20, 1968 (the book was published ten days later), begins: “The psychedelic revolution has had an unmistakable effect on everyday life in this country. Most Americans have felt its influence - without benefit of LSD - in such commonplace areas as language, popular music, art, and dress.”
Leary's 'psychedelic autobiography' includes descriptions of his psychedelic trips with Aldous Huxley, R.G. Wasson, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Richard Alpert, Michael Hollingshead and others during the period January 1959 to June 1962 when he was lecturer in clinical psychology at Harvard and director of the Psychedelic Research Project.
The first of Leary's books to be issued by a mainstream publisher.
Very Good plus in slightly nicked and edge-worn dw.