Smoke Rings and Roundelays, Blendings from Prose and Verse Since Raleigh's Time
London; (1924): John Castle. First Edition. Octavo. Item #022791
319(1)pp.,An unopened copy, illustrated with woodcuts by Norman James. The history and pleasures of smoking, pipes, cigarettes, cigars, chew.... from various authors and friends, which include Arthur Machen (who wrote The Anatomy of Tobacco, 1884) James Thomson (The City of Dredful Night and Other Poems, 1880), Edmund Gosse's (Tobacco and Books found in his In Russeset and Silver 1894). An interesting look at smoking through the ages. Bound in full brown leather stamped in dark brown and red depicting a man smoking from a Hooka, spine stamped in dark brown.
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