Opium / Hardcover
A Portrait of the Heavenly Demon
by Barbara Hodgson
Opium's seductive muse fueled the vision of artists, writers and poets, including Baudelaire and Wilde. And though frowned upon by much of nineteenth-century society, opium was still used in hundreds of commonly consumed patent medicines. Today, opium remains one of the most trafficked drugs in the world. Brought to life by an amazing array of archival photographs, rare engravings, book and magazine covers.
152 pages 6 1/2" x 7 1/2"