Paris: Boubée & Cie. 1963.
Octavo (19 x 14.5 cm.), 326 pages. Illustrated with forty-three figures and three maps, designed by Michelle Bory. Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296). Errata slip laid-in. FIRST EDITION. One of the final published works of Roger Heim, noted mycologist and head of the Museum National d'Historie Naturalle. Heim is recognized for his descriptive and taxonomic studies of fungi and documentation of psycho-physiological effects of psilocybin and other hallucinogens, including, Psilocybe Wassonii Heim, which was named for both him and for Gordon Wasson. Near fine in publisher’s tan cloth, titled on the front panel and spine. In publisher’s dust jacket, with some soiling to edges, otherwise very good. Scarce in the marketplace, and surprisingly not present in the collection or bibliography of Christian Volbracht. Interesting ownership inscription to free front endpaper, “H.F. Cheran, bought in Saigon, by Dominique”. [Not in Volbracht, MykoLibri vols. 1 or 2; Dailey, Phantastica 94 (2nd edition only, "an important treatise"; Wasson & Pau 3)]].