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WASSON, R. Gordon.

Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality.

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Published: New York Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc., 1968

Stock Code: 120133

£1,250
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Notes

First and limited edition, number 224 of 680 copies printed on handmade paper. Wasson's work on ethno-mycological studies brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in cultural and spiritual activities. In this work, through "intelligent and sometimes brilliant but always sensitive and unexpected ways... he proposes a new interpretation of the meaning of Soma". A trade edition of this work was released in 1971.

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Description

Tall quarto. Original blue quarter morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With the publisher's slipcase.

Illustrations

Title page printed in red and black, 20 tipped-in colour plates, 2 pochoir plates, black and white illustrations to the text, 3 maps and a folding chart.

Condition

A fine copy.

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