New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons , 1968. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , 9-371,  pp. Beige cloth with pink and green flowers on the front board with pink and green lettering on the spine; pink topstain. Pink and white endpapers and pastedowns. Price of $6.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Illustrated with eight duotone plates and a few in-text diagrams.One of the most famous figures in American counterculture, Timothy Leary was a strong advocate for the use of LSD and psilocybin to expand the mind and consciousness. Leary was a Harvard psychologist, who pursued research on psychoactive drugs with controlled experiments involving graduate students, fellow counterculture figures such as William S. Burroughs, and even some undergraduate students. This book is a collection of Leary's essays in defense of ecstasy against what he names "the middle-class, middle-age authority" Near Fine / Very Good. Item #000010101
A name on the free front endpaper and a tiny separation between the backstrip and the textblock; jacket is Very Good with a small closed tear to the front panel and traces of edge wear.