Rare and First Edition Books from Buckingham Books

Dealer in Rare and First-Edition Books:  Western Americana; Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction

The Golden Elixir Of The West. Whiskey And The Shaping Of America by Sherry With Jane Perkins Monahan

The Golden Elixir Of The West. Whiskey And The Shaping Of America

by Sherry With Jane Perkins Monahan

Publication: TwoDot, 2018, Guilford

First edition. 8vo. Color, pictorial boards, xi [blank], 236 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated from photographs, facsimiles, map, appendix, endnotes, index. The golden elixirs that were made in copper stills by emigrants and served in saloons and dance halls in the nineteenth century lubricated the economy and shaped social institutions. The history of the spirit, its origins, and its migration across the country, and its place in the culture of the West are told in this book. As new, unread copy without dust jacket, as issued.

Inventory Number: 43811

$25.00