Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1975.
Small octavo, 54 pages. First trade edition, wrappered issue, following the privately printed edition issued by the Beehive Press. Harwell's elegant volume provides a delightful foray into the ceremonial, traditional, and regional history of the Old South's favorite drink. Taking the reader through several oft-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell unveils the elusive history behind the drink, from its highly contested origin in Virginia, through Oxford University's establishment of Mint Julep Day in 1845, and beyond. Fine in pale green wrappers.