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PERCY, Walker

Published by Palaemon Press, Winston-Salem, N.C., 1979
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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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 father's suicide and his mother's 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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Title: Bourbon

Publisher: Palaemon Press, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Publication Date: 1979


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