The Pipe Book

The Pipe Book


By (author) Alfred Dunhill

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  • Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 175mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 17 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1616080493
  • ISBN 13: 9781616080495
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 294,272

Product description

As a successful London tobacconist in the early 1900s, Alfred Dunhill's passion for his field led him to begin collecting pipes from all over the world. From his collection he created "The Pipe Book," which was first printed in 1924 and has rarely been out of print since. The book is a thorough exploration of every type of pipe--primitive mounds and earthen pipes; more elegant models of ivory, clay, and porcelain; and of course modern briers, cobs, and meerschaums--with in-depth explanations of their uses, structures, and origins, as well as fascinating anthropological discussions on smoking in various cultures.

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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.