A Treasury of Drinking Pleasure: Suntory Fiction and Essays. John Updike, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Roald Dahl, Noman Mailer, Kazuo Watanabe, Alec Waugh, Colin Wilson, Shohei Shinada.
A Treasury of Drinking Pleasure: Suntory Fiction and Essays
A Treasury of Drinking Pleasure: Suntory Fiction and Essays
A Treasury of Drinking Pleasure: Suntory Fiction and Essays

A Treasury of Drinking Pleasure: Suntory Fiction and Essays

(Tokyo): Suntory Ltd., (1976). Black and white illustrations. Oak boards, leather spine, housed in a clamshell box. Tall octavo. 362 pages. Near fine. Front pastedown has a slight ripple.

A fantastic production to commemorate Suntory's 50th anniversary as the originator of quality whisky production in Japan. The book consists of 20 works from well known authors from 5 countries--Japan, the United States, England, France, and Italy.

Stories by Norman Mailer, John Updike, Roald Dahl, John Cheever, Pierre Gascar, Shin-Ichi Hoshi, Hiroshi Akutagawa, Kazuo Watanabe, and others.

The book is bound in white oak boards--the same as the barrels in which Suntory Whisky is aged--with a leather spine titled in gilt, silk ribbon bookmark. Brass title plates on both boards. The text is in both Japanese and English. Housed in a clamshell box, as issued.

Inscribed and signed by Suntory President Keizo Saji on preliminary blank leaf.


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