London: John Lane The Bodley Head LTD. (1930), 1930. First edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. , v-xix, , 4-304 pp. Green cloth with gold lettering and decorations on the front board and spine. Price of 21/- net on the spine panel of the dust jacket. Illustrated with decorative endpapers and pastedowns, a frontispiece, and eleven additional plates all done by Sonia Woolf. The true first edition was published in 1822, with subsequent editions in 1823 and 1856. Hailed as a monumental and early drug memoir, De Quincey details his addiction to laudanum (opium mixed with alcohol) and the visions he saw while taking the drug. A beautiful copy of the Bodley Head edition, with captivating drawings by Ms. Woolf. Near Fine / very near Fine. Item #00009215
A Near Fine book with the green topstain faded away, dust jacket is very near Fine with just a bit of edge wear.