Title:The Politics of Ecstasy. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  G.P. Putnam, New York, 1968, 1968
Seller ID: 109236
LEARY, Timothy. The Politics of Ecstasy. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1968). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-371,(5) + 16-page section of illustrations (after p. 32). 8vo (155 x 218 mm), flower-decorated white cloth with red & green lettering to spine.
Timothy Francis Leary (b. October 22, 1920, Springfield, Massachusetts – d. May 31, 1996, Los Angeles).
"Messiah, martyr, and high priest of the psychedelic -- Dr Timothy Leary speaks out from the turned-on ecstasy world of LSD in this extraordinary testament of the psychedelic way of life.
With the courage and iconoclasm that have marked every phase of his career, Timothy Leary takes his audience into the 'sensory Niagara' of the psychedelic journey into inner space. dr Leary was first plunged into the mind-expanding visionary maelstrom one sunny afternoon in Cuernavaca, when he ate a handful of odd-looking mushrooms he'sd bought from the witch doctor of a nearby village. These were the legendary 'sacred mushrooms' -- now recognized as one of the psychedelic (literally, mind-manifesting) chemicals, like LSD, that have created a national furor, a range among the young avant-garde, and scandal in the press." - from the dustjacket.
Bump to lower fore-corner of front board, else very good in lightly verso-spotted, lightly edgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. 80.00