New York: Harper & Brothers, (1954). Early reprint. Hardcover. 79 pp., octavo, original black and blue cloth, dustjacket. Previous owner's small ink name stamp to front free endpaper, else fine, quite clean and unworn, in near fine price-clipped jacket. Item #22857
"A vivid, arresting and first hand description of the effects of mescalin, a little known drug of unusual qualities." (from jacket front panel). In May of 1953 at his Los Angeles home, Huxley took mescalin under the supervision of British psychiatrist and researcher Humphrey Osmond. The book's title is taken from William Blake's poem "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." Undated reprint with 1954 copyright date but no publisher printing history or codes on copyright page.