First Trade Edition.
22.5cm x 15cm. [v], xvii, 295 pages, black and white illustrations, maps. Illustrated wrappers.
“An indictment of the monopolization of the cocaine traffic by reactionary security forces, and a passionate defence of the habit of chewing coca leaves in their natural, unrefined state. The book first examines the overall cultural and economic history of coca in the Andes, and then concentrates on the way the plant is cultivated, prepared and consumed by one particular group of coca adepts, the Paez Indians of Cauca, Colombia. The book is a libertarian analysis of the role of coca in the broader context of Paez magical and medicinal practices, and an understanding of its significance in the struggle which these Indians are currently waging in defence of their land and their cultural integrity.” (from back cover) First published in a limited edition of 350 copies, this is the first trade paperback printing.
Minor creasing and soiling to wrappers. Minor edge wear. Good Condition.
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