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Le Tabac. Le Livre des Fumeurs et des Priseurs.

By: BLONDEL, Spire.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris:, Henri Laurens, 1891.: 1891

Seller ID: M9685


4to. (263 x 190 mm), [4], xvi, 396, [2] pp. Colored frontispiece, 15 full-page colored engravings, numerous text engravings; scattered foxing and light toning. Quarter blue cloth over marbled boards, red leather spine label with gilt stamping. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This charming late 19th century work on tobacco traces the origins of smoking tobacco from the First Nation Peoples of North America (Indians) and the introduction of smoking to European nations. Considerable material is devoted to the use of tobacco in the Orient, from the Middle-East to China and Japan. Blondel traces smoking... View more info