London: Chatto and Windus, 1954.
Small slim 8vo, 62, [63/4] pp. Original blue cloth, dust-jacket, a fine copy with only a small chip at the foot of the dust-jacket spine. Ink signature at front of Ada Schermann dated 1954.
§ First edition of this classic of drug literature, in a fine jacket designed by John Woodcock. The title comes from William Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793), "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." Ada Schermann went on to become professor of child studies at the University of Toronto. Item #123006