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Stewart Frescas's Lab Copy of PiHKAL

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Shulgin, Alexander T. and Ann Shulgin. PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story. Berkeley, CA: Transform Press, 1991.



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Extent: 1.0 Items

Date Acquired: 06/21/2012

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection consists of the book PiHKAL by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin. This is a signed first edition of the book given to Stewart Frescas and used by him in David Nichols’ lab.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Stewart Frescas’s Lab Copy of PiHKAL collection contains just one item, the book PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story with some pages marked by self-stick notes.

Collection Historical Note

Originally published in 1991, the first half of PiHKAL: a Chemical Love Story, written by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin, is an autobiographical story of two fictional characters each with a fascination with psychedelics who ultimately share their fascinations and their lives with each other. The second half of the book chronicles more than a decade of the authors’ experiences creating and ingesting almost two hundred phenethylamines. This second half includes chemical recipes and personal narratives of the effects of those chemicals.

This copy of PiHKAL is one of two signed copies given to Stewart Frescas by Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin. Frescas had helped review the manuscript prior to publication. This lab copy was used by Frescas in David Nichols’ Lab at Purdue University and includes several pages marked with self-stick notes for easy reference. Frescas can be seen holding this copy of PiHKAL in the film Dirty Pictures (2010), a documentary about Dr. Shulgin.

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Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: Stewart P. Frescas

Acquisition Method: Donation

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/frescas_s.pdf


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