Prof. Dr. L. Lewin - Les Paradis artificiels - 1928

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Prof. Dr. L. Lewin - Les Paradis artificiels - 1928
drugs/hallucinations - Quantity: 1 - Book

Professor Lewin's reference book, offered here in the first French translation.
Originally published in German, in 1924, with the title: Phantastica. Die betäubenden und erregenden Genussmittel. Für Ärzte und Nichtärzte.
The French translation does not respect the original title, but it subtly evokes the immortal Baudelaire, with his artificial paradises.
An excellent description of the work is made in a modern reprint (Publisher: Park Street Press). We will quote it below:
”The publication of Louis Lewin’s Phantastica in 1924 began an era of ethnobotany that is still flowering today. Until Lewin, books on the use of drugs were purely works of anthropology, concerned with how people used these plants rather than how the plants produced their famous effects. Lewin, a world-renowned pharmacologist and toxicologist, was fascinated by both, and Phantastica was the first book to bring scientific insights to a survey of the use of drugs around the world. Lewin traveled extensively and acquired an astounding variety of knowledge, and this is reflected in the book, which provides detailed information on all major drugs of the time, including opium, cocaine, heroin, cannabis, peyote, alcohol, kava, coffee, tea, cocoa, and, of course, tobacco.”
Very clean, complete, without spots/tears, without underlining and additions in the text (except for the mention on the title page).

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
drugs/hallucinations
Author/ Illustrator
Prof. Dr. L. Lewin
Book Title
Les Paradis artificiels
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1928
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
No
Publisher
Payot
Binding/ Material
Softback
Number of pages
407
Dimensions
23×14 cm
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