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Mortimer, W. Golden
Peru, History of Coca, "The Divine Plant" of the Incas, With An Introductory Account of the Incas, and of the Andean Indians of To-Day
New York: J.H. Vail & Company, c.1901. Near-fine condition, minor scuffing to binding, otherwise clean and crisp. . Book Americas South; Book Natural History Botanical; , Full contemporary cloth with gilt centerpiece on upper board, and blind ruling on upper and lower boards .Flat spine with gilt title and designs. Top edge gilt. , "First edition of the greatest work ever published on the coca plant and the history of its use by the Incas and their descendants. Research on the active principle, cocaine, is documented from its isolation in 1859 to the end of the 19th century"--Dailey, Phantastica 194. This book represents four years of studying the coca plant. It is the results of four years of research into coca, with considerable information on the Incas and the current Indians of Peru. , Size : Thick 4to (232x155mm), Illustrated with a profusion of in-text illustrations and maps.
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Canada]
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