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joshb83

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Feb 25, 2015
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Sorry its been so long since ive last been around, but my wife and kids surprised me with Dunhill's The Pipe Book for Father's Day. I've been reading it every free chance I get. I had stumbled across it a while ago on the forums in someone else's post, and looked into it. What an amazing book! Being a fond fan of both piping and history I was entranced. I love the book thus far, yet now that I'm reading what I have found to be the quintessential pipe book, I wonder what other great piping book there are? Any reccomendations??

 

klause

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Jul 9, 2012
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Josh,
My favourite: My Lady Nicotine, by E.M. Barry.
Wonderful book.

 

calabashed

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May 10, 2015
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Second on "My Lady Nicotine", it's late 19th century British fiction that centers around smoking, delightful! For nonfiction I've also heard good things about Richard Carleton Hackers' "The Ultimate Pipe Book" but can't speak to that as I haven't come 'round to it in my reading list yet.

 

huntertrw

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Jul 23, 2014
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The Lower Forty of Hill Country
joshb83:
If I may gently correct klause, "My Lady Nicotine" was written by James M. Barrie who also authored "Peter Pan." Because of its age, it is hard to find, but definitely worth the search.
I can recommend all three of Richard Carleton Hacker's books on pipe-smoking: "The Ultimate Pipe Book," "Rare Smoke -- The Ultimate Guide to Pipe Collecting," and "Pipesmoking -- A 21st Century Guide."
Another good one is "The Book of Pipes & Tobacco" by the late Carl Ehwa, Jr. Mr. Ehwa, a master tobacco-blender, founded the McClelland Tobacco Company which was named for his grandfather.
Finally, may I suggest "Weber's Guide to Pipes and Pipe Smoking" by Carl Weber.
Enjoy!

 

joshb83

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Feb 25, 2015
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MLC and others, thanks for the great ideas. It seems i have quite a few searches and summer nights of reading to loook ahead to. thanks!!

 

wyfbane

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Apr 26, 2013
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Now I want the "Lady Nicotine" book. It sounds fascinating.
Good topic!

 

maxpeters

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Jan 4, 2010
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wyfbane, I have "My Lady Nicotine" and understand it's supposed to be quite humorous. I just don't get it though. Brits can be kinda weird at times.

For you who have read it, do you get the humor? As for "The Ultimate Pipe Book" by Hacker, that was my bible when I first started smoking a pipe.

 

beefeater33

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Apr 14, 2014
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Central Ohio
I have been looking for a copy of John Loring's The Dunhill Briar Pipe for a while...........

They usually fetch around $100, so I was glad to stumble on this a few minutes ago on the 'bay!!

A little more than I wanted to spend, but the extra 6 books should make for some fine reading!!

Dunhill Book Lot

 

calabashed

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May 10, 2015
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For those interested, here's a link to "My Lady Nicotine" on Project Gutenberg.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18934?msg=welcome_stranger

 

misterlowercase

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May 31, 2012
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Excellent score Matt,

congrats!
You got a great lot there!

I was tempted to get the Lopes book from the same seller...
:puffy:


...here's a few of the more esoteric titles from my small library,

with a glimpse of the contents:






























































That last book, the 1914 yearbook, was a very gracious gift from Klause (Jason), actually too gracious of a gift, that title is quite the rare bird and I'm blessed to have a copy!


 

haebar

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Nov 10, 2014
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I like the ebook, "Old Briar" by Dave Whitney. He used to sell them on Ebay but I haven't seen the listings lately. There is also a sequel, "More Old Briar".
Here it is:
Old Briar

 

misterlowercase

Preferred Member
May 31, 2012
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I recently got a paperback copy of Doctor of Pipes and really really enjoyed reading it,

very entertaining and also insightful.
http://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Pipes-strange-communiques-brotherhood/dp/1491701765
:puffy: