The first of a two volume anthology on drug literature where editor Peter Haining has compiled a collection that represents the best work of the men engaged in the movement. Volume One includes work by the following authors: Samuel Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, Edgar Allan Poe, James Manganese’s, Wilkie Collins, Théophile Gautier, Charles Baudelaire, Gérard de Nerval, Arthur Rimbaud, B.L. Putnam Weale, Claude Farrere, Lafcadio Hearn, Francis Thompson, James Thomson, Havelock Ellis, W.B. Yeats, Ernest Dowson, Algernon Blackwood and Aleister Crowley.
Illustrated with plates and with an introduction by science fiction writer Brian Aldiss.
Book is in Excellent condition. Dust jacket is VG+ with a small sticker tear on front panel.