San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1963. Translated by Louise Varèse. First edition. 8vo, signature-bound in wraps printed red and black. 89pp, with six black-and-white plates of drawings by the author. Wraps moderately toned, heaviest at perimeters and to spine. One spine crease; binding strained but stable. Former owner's seal blind-embossed on title page. Very good. Stream-of-consciousness meditations on the mescaline state by sui generis French poet and artist Henri Michaux (1899–1984). Originally published in French in 1956.