New York. Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 1857. 1st Edition, presumed. [i-v], vi-xiv, , 16-371 pp. 7" x 5-1/4". Brown, cloth wrapped boards, blind stamped rule to boards, gilt lettering to back strip, light yellow eps. A G/G+ copy. Major rubbing and fraying to edges and corners, soiling to boards, head of back strip is chipped (large piece missing), soiling and pencil/ink markings to end papers, ex-library label to head of first paste-down, some aged ink markings to title page, age toning and foxing to leaves, last leave (before last end paper) has been ripped out - no text affected. Overall, clean and bright. Item #46345
Ex-library label reads: "Brookville Library No. 852".
One of the first books, written by an American regarding drug use, which paved the way for many hasheesh clubs opening the in U.S.