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The Hasheesh Eater: Being Passages from the Life of a Pythagorean
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. First edition. xiv, [15]-371 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original brown cloth. Head of spine with some wear, short split along front joint, gilt quite bright. Signed on flyleaf "McHenry Howard Baltimore Dec. 23rd 1857.". First edition. xiv, [15]-371 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. "The son of a Presbyterian minister, he (Ludlow) had been seduced in the midst of a theological training by the pagan thrills of hasheesh-eating. By the time he was twenty-one he had shocked and fascinated the country with his baroque account of the sensations and sufferings following the taking of Cannibis Indica." - Seven Gables Cat. 30 quoting Franklin Walker, San Francisco's Literary Frontier, p. 163. First edition of the author's first book. McHenry Howard was the author of Recollections of a Maryland Confederate Soldier and Staff Officer under Johnston, Jackson and Lee. Wright 1592; Seven Gables, First Books ... Cat. 30, #184 (This copy)
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