The Pipe Book

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9781585746538: The Pipe Book

A facsimile of the definitive work on the subject of smoking pipes, on the 75th anniversary of its original publication.

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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.

Included are:

                 ¸  Primitive makeshift, mound,
           and earthen pipes

                 ¸  Modern briars, cobs, and
           meerschaums

                 ¸  Water pipes, Far Eastern,
           Indian, and African pipes

                 ¸  Pipe mysteries, histories, and
           rituals

As entertaining as it is informative, THE PIPE BOOK is a unique treasure.

From the Back Cover:

Here is a thorough exploration of every type of pipe, with in-depth explanations of their origins, structures, and uses, as well as fascinating anthropological discussions that span the entire world and hundreds of years. Included is everything from primitive makeshift, mound, and earthen pipes through models of ivory, clay, and porcelain to the modern briers, cobs, and meerschaums, with analyses of the significance of smoking in different cultures.The Pipe Book offers the most exhaustive coverage of the history and variety of pipe smoking in print, written with the authority of a name known to every pipe smoker. It is the perfect gift for any pipe smoker or collectors. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 280 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)Alfred Dunhill died in 1959. His grandson, Richard Dunhill, is the chairman of Alfred Dunhill Limited.

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