The Pipe Book

Overview

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, ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080495
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 647,880
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Dunhill was the founder of the world-renowned Alfred Dunhill Limited. His company was the first to introduce a lighter that could be operated with just one hand. His private collection of pipes from around the world was extensively cataloged, and from these archives emerged The Pipe Book. Dunhill passed away in 1959. His grandson, Richard Dunhill, is now the chairman of Alfred Dunhill Limited.
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Table of Contents

Preface V
Foreword XI
Acknowledgment XIII
I. Why Men Smoke 1
II. Makeshift Pipes and Tobacco 12
III. Straight or Tube Pipes 29
IV. Mound Pipes 43
V. Indian Pipes and Pipe Mysteries 54
VI. Smokers and Non-Smokers of South America 73
VII. Pipes of the Far North 84
VIII. Some Far Eastern Pipes 102
IX. Water Pipes 133
X. The Myriad Pipes of Africa 162
XI. The Myriad Pipes of Africa (continued) 185
XII. Clay Pipes 204
XIII. Some Choice European Pipes 225
XIV. The Modern Briar 240
Index 249
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