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Bourbon

Walker Percy

Published by Palaemon Press, 1979
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" The joy if bourbon drinking is not the pharmacological effect of C2H5OH on the cortex, but rather the instant of the whiskey being knocked back and the little explosion of Kentucky U.S.A. sunshine in the cavity of nasopharynx and the hot bosky bite of Tennessee summertime- aesthetic considerations to which the effect of the alcohol is, if not dispensable, at least secondary." I couldn't have said it better. In fact i couldn't have said it at all. This small shot glass of a book is filled to the brim with great writing. First appearing in Esquire in 1975 Walker Percy has given us a fun, and funny, excessively smart slug of Bourbon lore. Percy must have knocked a few down while writing, as I was after receiving this book, having a couple of fingers of Four Roses small batch while reading it. Percy, walks us through his personal history with the drink of choice from 1926 through the books publication, and probably beyond. Book is as new, a superb copy, in a blue marbled jacket, with a very slightly cock-eyed label ( too much research). Book is limited to 230 copies, this is # 45 and signed by a possibly sober Percy. A serious collectible for any serious "mash" man or woman. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Bourbon
Publisher: Palaemon Press
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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Book Description Palaemon Press, Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. Fine in decorative paper covers. Number 23 of 200 copies signed by Percy. 10pp. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 134264

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Book Description Palaemon Press, Winston-Salem, NC, 1979. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Limited Edition. 10 pages. First edition, first printing. One (93) of 200 numbered copies signed by Percy on a special page at the back of the book. Sewn marbled wrappers over wrappers. Fine book. A beautiful copy!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 62013750910001823

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Book Description Winston-Salem, NC: Palaemon Press, [1979]., 1979. Sewn marbled wrappers over stiff wrapper, printed label. First edition in book(let) form. One of two hundred numbered copies (of 230) signed by the author. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # WRCLIT 54974

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Book Description [Winston-Salem, NC:] Palaemon Press, Limited, (1981.), 1981. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Limited, signed edition. #44 of 150 copies. First published in Esquire in December of 1975, this is a humorous piece on "the aesthetic of bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat." bound in original quarter-cloth over patterned boards. Includes a postscript with a recipe for mint julip. SIGNED by Percy on the limitation page. Fine (a new copy) in beige quarter cloth over boards with decorated blue handmade paper in the original acetate wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 54948

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Book Description Palaemon Press, [1979]., Winston-Salem, N.C.:, 1979. FIRST EDITION. 4to. [xvi] pp. Marbled wrappers with paper label. A very fine copy, signed and numbered in Arabic numerals by the author. First edition, number 72 of 200 copies. This delightful essay first appeared in the December 1975 issue of Esquire. "This is not written by a connoisseur of bourbon. Ninety-nine percent of bourbon drinkers know more about bourbon than I do. It is about the aesthetic of bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat." Percy (1916-90) was orphaned as a teenager after his fatherís suicide and his motherís death in a car accident. He earned his MD at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, afterwards moving to New York to work as a pathologist. While in New York, he contracted tuberculosis, and it was during his 3-year convalescence that he began to explore his literary talents, becoming the award-winning "philosophical novelist" perhaps known best for his novel The Moviegoer. He was a lifelong friend of the great novelist Shelby Foote. Bookseller Inventory # 11681

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Book Description Palaemon Press, [Winston-Salem], 1981. Hardcover. First edition. Tall octavo. Quarter cloth and decorated paper over boards. [12]pp. Publisher's full morocco gilt. Cocked, else near fine. Invoice from a bookseller (and possibly binder) to the publisher mentioning how these are bound and requesting credit in exchange for the binding. This is copy I of 50 roman numeraled copies Signed by the author. Provenance on request. Bookseller Inventory # 387121

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