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KLÜVER, Heinrich (1897-1979). Mescal: The ‘Divine’ Plant and its Psychological Effects. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1928.

12mo. 2 black & white portrait snapshots of Klüver laid in. Original red cloth-backed boards lettered in red, printed spine label.

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM KLÜVER. Klüver’s monograph was the first work in English to study the psychoactive compounds of mescal, which the author performed on himself by conducting a series of experiments which included ingesting mescal “buttons” (the dried tops of the peyote cactus). Klüver coined the term “cobweb figure” in the 1920s to describe one of the four form constant geometric visual hallucinations experienced in the early stage of a mescaline trip. Psyche Miniatures General Series No. 22. A Horowitz high spot.

[With:] a group of booklets and material related to Klüver including a booklet inscribed by the psychologist to Dr. Ronald Siegel.

 KLÜVER, Heinrich (1897-1979). Mescal: The ‘Divine’ Plant an...
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