An in-depth examination and anthropological survey of the origins, structures, and historical uses of pipes, including examples of almost every type of pipe ever made, from primitive makeshift pipes to earthen, ivory, clay, porcelain, and corn cob pipes, also features information for pipe collectors.
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In 1907, in London, Alfred Dunhill, a young man in his early 30s, opened his first tobacconist's shop. It was an instant success, custom blending individual tobaccos as well as carrying smokers' accoutrements.
Dunhill began to develop a collection of pipes from around the world, which
was then catalogued. From this emerged, in 1924, THE PIPE BOOK, which has rarely been out of print since that date. With black and white photographs as well as line drawings of the vast variety available up to that time, this is a remarkable reference work.
¸ Primitive makeshift, mound,
and earthen pipes
¸ Modern briars, cobs, and
¸ Water pipes, Far Eastern,
Indian, and African pipes
¸ Pipe mysteries, histories, and
As entertaining as it is informative, THE PIPE BOOK is a unique treasure.
Alfred Dunhill's passion for perfection led him to develop a pipe collection so that he might become a better tobacconist - the more he knew about pipes, the better he could serve his pipe-smoking customers. From this collection emerged an archivist and a catalog, and from the catalog evolved The Pipe Book - a thorough exploration of nearly every type of pipe known to man, with in-depth explanations of the pipes' origins, structures, and uses, as well as fascinating anthropological discussions that span the entire world and hundreds of years. Included here are everything from primitive makeshift, mound, and earthen pipes through models of ivory, clay, and porcelain to the modern briars, cobs, and meerschaums. And just as fascinating are the vivid and insightful discussions of the significance of smoking in different cultures, from the ancient Mayans to twentieth-century Europeans and everything in between. (61/4 X 83/4, 306 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)
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Book Description The Lyons Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111558217762
Book Description The Lyons Press, New York, NY, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Thus. First Lyons Press edition 1999, first printing, numbers line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent page corners, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price not clipped. 8vo, XV + 262 pages, illustrated , index. Bookseller Inventory # 002401
Book Description The Lyons Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1558217762