Item #000011511 Flower of Joy. Hendrik DeLeeuw.

Flower of Joy

New York: Lee Furman, Inc. [1939], 1939. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [10], 3-241, [7] pp. Textured grey and white paper boards with brown lettering on the spine; red topstain. Price of $2.50 on the front flap of the dust jacket. An investigative memoir into the underground drug trade. DeLeeuw traveled to London, Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, Cairo, "Stamboul", Singapore, and a few places in India and China, ending his travels in New York City. The book discusses the impact of the drug trade on those involved, including those addicted to opium, sex workers who are connected to the trade, those who produce opium, those who transport it, and different governments' responses to the opium trade. Difficult to find in collectible condition. Very Good / Very Good+. Item #000011511

Endpapers are darkened with age, a tiny pink discoloration to the last few leaves; jacket with minor foxing on the flaps and a touch of sunning to the spine panel.

Price: $250.00

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