Maroon cloth with blind rules on front and rear covers. Top-edge gilt, gilt front cover medallion, and gilt spine title and designs. Some minor water stains on front cover. Top and bottom of backstrip slightly worn. Ink name inside front cover. Very good, tight volume. 'Centuries before the introduction of cocaine to anaesthetic uses, the world had been amazed by accounts of the energy creating properties ascribed to a plant intimately associated with the rites and customs of the ancient Peruvians, and first made known through the chroniclers of Spanish conquest in America. The history of this plant, known as Coca, is the history of the Incan race and is entwined throughout the association of the vast socialistic Empire of those early people of Peru.' - Preface, ix. xxxi, 576 pages. Index & Glossary. Bibliography. Illustrations. Photographic reproductions. Frontispiece (from an aquarelle by Robida). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Peru -- History of Coca: 'the Divine Plant' ...
Publisher: New York: J. H. Vail & Co.
Publication Date: 1901
Book Condition: Very Good
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