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The Legend of the Lighter

Bromet, Joop and Ad & Alice Van Weert. (Text by)

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ISBN 10: 1558598545 / ISBN 13: 9781558598546
Published by Abbeville Press, New York, 1995
Condition: Very Good Condition Hardcover
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This copy is like new! *An extensive illustrated survey of the lighter, this book is destined to become a classic reference work for the collector and the antiquarian. Great photos and descriptions throughout the 192 pages. This book may be overweight for regular shipping rate and may require additional shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 003896

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Title: The Legend of the Lighter

Publisher: Abbeville Press, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Color Photo Illustrations

Book Condition:Very Good Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket

Edition: first edition

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One of the foundations of civilization as we know it is the ability to make and transport fire. Ever since our cave-dwelling ancestors rubbed sticks and stones together, humankind has pursued a quest for an efficient and reliable fire-making device - a quest that has inspired some of the most innovative inventions in history. The Legend of the Lighter traces this fascinating journey from the fire steels of the ancient world to the tinderboxes of the seventeenth century up to the modern cigarette lighter, which is featured here in an astonishing variety of designs.
Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Dutch Lighter Museum Foundation, the numerous unique, distinctive, and whimsical lighters reproduced here chart the voyage of the lighter from an important scientific discovery to a treasured collector's item. Along the way, we learn about the history of the pipe, the popularization of smoking, and the growth of today's global marketplace, as well as other significant events and wondrous inventions that have played a role in the history of the lighter.

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Ad van Weert is the director of the Dutch Lighter Museum Foundation in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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