ROPP, Robert S de. Drugs and the Mind. London: The Scientific Book Club, 1957.
8vo., light blue cloth lettered in black to spine; vibrant unclipped pictorial dust wrapper designed by Eric Fraser; pp. x, 310; cloth a little darkened to extremities and spine; the odd spot to edges; previous ownership name to ffep; jacket slightly darkened to spine with tears and a little loss to edges and corners, still retaining much of its original colour.
First UK edition, and the biochemist Dr. de Ropp’s first book introducing readers to the joys and mental tortures of ancient herbs and modern drugs. Combining historical information and accounts of personal experiences with scientific data on a variety of drugs used for pleasure, escape, religious ritual, the attainment of insight, and the treatment of mental illness. With one of Eric Fraser’s most strikingly original dust jackets.