The Art of Ecstasy: An Investigation of the Psychedelic Revolution. William MARSHALL, Gilbert W. TAYLOR.
The Art of Ecstasy: An Investigation of the Psychedelic Revolution.

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The Art of Ecstasy: An Investigation of the Psychedelic Revolution.

Toronto: Burns & MacEachern Ltd., 1967. First edition. Yellow boards. 207pp. Book design by Martin Walsh (reminiscent of Quention Fiore's work for Marshall McLuhan).

The commemoration book of the Perception ‘67 exhibition-symposium held in Toronto, with numerous photographs of the events and participants, among them Dr. Humphry Osmond, Marshall McLuhan, Richard Alpert, Ralph Metzner, The Fugs, Paul Krassner, and Allen Ginsberg.

Contains an otherwise unpublished lecture by Timothy Leary (“The Speech That Never Was”), who was not allowed into Canada to attend the LSD symposium (the dw. blurb states that the book’s title originated from Leary’s writings).

Very Good plus in slightly spine-faded dw., with price in biro to upper edge of front flap. Scarce in the hardcover edition.

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