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CENTRAL NARCOTICS INTELLIGENCE BUREAU.

Annual report for the year 1932.

Stock Code
104973
Cairo, Government Press, 1933
£1,500

Inscribed by the author, Thomas Wentworth Russell, or Russell Pasha as he was known to Drinkwater, with his stamp.

An early and exceptionally rare publication on the 'War on Drugs'. Russell was appalled by drug trafficking in Egypt. He thought it fine for the upper classes to dabble in drugs, but for those that worked the land it was a problem. He oversaw the creation of the Central Narcotics Bureau and made it his mission to rid Egypt of hashish, heroin and cocaine.

The work provides a contemporary insight into drug trafficking in the 1930's, and is well illustrated with photographs of users, traffickers, and methods of concealment.

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Description

Small folio (27 x 18 cm), presentation copy to the author John Drinkwater, xvii, 170 pp., 14 sepia photographic plates, folding facsimile letter, original pink wrappers, spine worn, covers with light residual dampstain, .

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