Rare Mycology/Ethnomycology books 4 sale

Travis L. Moon umoont00 at mcl.ucsb.edu
Thu Jun 26 18:07:37 EST 1997


Book #  RGW#100: 
Author:   R. Gordon Wasson
Title:   Mushrooms, Russia and History.
Publisher:   NY: Pantheon Books [1957].
Description:   2 vol, 433 pp, 85 plates of which 26 are watercolors by
J. H. Fabre produced by D. Jacomet of Paris, using the pochoir process,
folding chart in pocket at back of Vol. II. Large thick 4to, green
buckram with gilt leather spine labels, gilt tops, original tan buckram
slipcase. Designed by Hans Mardersteig, and printed by the Stamperia
Valdonega, Verona. 

***First (& only) Edition, limited to 512 numbered copies. Inscribed by
R. Gordon Wasson. "With pleasure I inscribe this copy of our book for
Harry H. Newberger." #329. Very fine to mint. 
Price:   $4,700.00



RGW#101
R. Gordon Wasson
Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. With Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty.
Small folio, half morocco in original slipcase. Printed by Hans
Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. NY: HBJ [1968]. Copy #1. 

***First Edition, limited to 680 numbered copies. # 319. Very fine. 
$600.00 



RGW#101A
R. Gordon Wasson
Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality. With Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty.
Small folio, half morocco in original slipcase. Printed by Hans
Mardersteig at Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. NY: HBJ [1968]. Copy #2.
Faded spine, slightly worn slipcase. 

***First Edition, limited to 680 numbered copies. # 265. Very Good to
Fine. 
$500.00 




RGW#102
R. Gordon Wasson
Maria Sabina and Her Mushroom Velada
NY: HBJ [1974].
Large 4to, 282 pp, colophon leaf, 10 tipped color plates and 15 B&W
photographs of the sacred mushroom ceremony. Half morocco and
Mazatec-patterned cloth. Accompanied by: 4 LP phonograph records of
Maria Sabina singing the velada and printed musical score. All enclosed
in publisher's double cloth slipcase as issued. 

***First Edition, limited to 250 numbered copies. # 100. Book and
records are virtually mint. Slipcase and cover spine slightly faded from
the sun. 
$800.00




RGW#103
R. Gordon Wasson
Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion. 
[New Haven]: Yale University Press [1986].
Small folio, 257 pp, 28 illustrations, including some in color
tipped-in, half levant morocco, gilt cloth, in cloth slipcase as issued.
Printed by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Wasson's last published studies.
With Stella Kramrisch, Jonathan Ott and Carl A. Ruck. 

***First Edition, limited to only 300 numbered copies. # 45. Very fine. 
$550.00



RGW#103A:
R. Gordon Wasson
Persephone's Quest: Entheogens and the Origins of Religion.
[New Haven]: Yale University Press [1986].
Small folio, 257 pp, 28 illustrations, including some in color
tipped-in, half levant morocco, gilt cloth, in cloth slipcase as issued.
Printed by Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Wasson's last published studies.
With Stella Kramrisch, Jonathan Ott and Carl A. Ruck.

***First Edition, limited to only 300 numbered copies. # 91. Mint
Condition. 
$600.00



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