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Review 'You do not need to be a smoker of pipes, or of tobacco in any form, to enjoy this--book. If you like to be entertained and??instructed by unique information, you will find it a fascinating volume--.'????????????????--New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more From the Inside Flap 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, whichwas 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?????????? ritualsAs entertaining as it is informative, THE PIPE BOOK is a unique treasure. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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