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).
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Prof. Dr. L. Lewin
- Book Title
- Les Paradis artificiels
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 23×14 cm