I was glancing drunkenly at my bookshelves, and I noticed one of my favorite books of all time. It is the 1983 paperback version of the famous 1979 Arion Press edition of Moby Dicke, set by hand beautifully in Goudy Modern, with illustrations by Barry Moser. When I was a freshman in college, I came home for Thanksgiving week with a nice juicy quarter ounce of fucken awesome weede. And I holed up in my room with the fucken weede, the Arion Moby Dicke, and a big purple bong. I stayed in there for three fucken days, and when I came out, fucke, I had devoured the booke and the weede. Transformative.
If anyone knows where I can get a copy of the original 1979 Arion Press edition, please let me know.