Lot 555

HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963). The Doors of Perception, London, 1954, 8vo, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. With the same author's Heaven and Hell (London, 1956, original cloth, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION). (2)

Estimate: £50 - £80
Hammer price: £400
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

HUXLEY, Aldous (1894-1963).  The Doors of Perception. London: Chatto and Windus, 1954. Half title. Original blue cloth, dust-jacket designed by John Woodcock with price of  "6s. net" unclipped (very minor rubbing at corners of jacket). Provenance: Camilla Hambling, 1954 (signature on front free endpaper). A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of the author's account of his experiences of taking mescalin and LSD. "Mr Huxley's arguments will provoke some lively disagreement, no doubt; for the experiment, and his inferences from it, raise fundamental questions about the nature of man's knowledge of the world and himself" (from the front turn-in of the jacket). With the same author's Heaven and Hell (London, 1956, 8vo, original pink cloth, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION of a work which continued the author's description of altered states of consciousness begun in The Doors of Perception). (2)

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