The Distribution of Opium Cultivation and the Trade in Opium. [First edition].
Haarlem, Enschedé, 1939. Original printed wrappers. (ix), 129pp. Many tables and graphs in text and full-page, some text-figures after drawings, many sketch-maps in text and full-page, annotations, bibliography, index, list of maps, tables, table of contents. An excellent and multi-disciplinary scientific story on opium, from raw material to the finished product, which includes a section on the distribution of Poppy Cultivation for Alkaloids in Western Europe, government and trade-regulations, toxicology of opium, agro-geological features of the cultivation of papaver, Papaver Somniferum L., chemistry of opium, application of opium in medicine and other means, etc. Still a valuable study. Good copy. (some very light wear to tail of spine due to shelving, minimal signs of dog-earing to wrappers).
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Keywords: opium papaver somniferum L. toxicology agrogeology agriculture distribution trade economy regulations poppy cultivation trade history chemistry medicine drugs