Peru: History of Coca "The Divine Plant" of the Incas with an Introductory Account of the Incas and of the Andean Indians of To-Day
by Mortimer, W. Golden
New York: J. H. Vail & Co.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Housed in an attractive deep red custom cloth clamshell, in half-leather with gilt. Red blind embossed cloth with gilt imprint. Light soil, rubbed and bumped corners. In protective mylar. Binding tight, in good condition for a large heavy book. Gilt top edge. Light soil on edges, light foxing of endpapers, interior clean. Frontis, xxxi, 576. This history also contains extensive records of modern uses of coca outside of the Andes, with an appendix "A Collective Investigation Among Several Hundred Physicians on the Physiological Action and the Therapeutic Application of Coca." Dr. Mortimer was definitely pro-coca and provides an in-depth look at the plant. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 576 pp . (Inventory #: 010665js)
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