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  • Started 6 months ago by judcasper
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  1. judcasper

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    I'm just about to scour amazon for books on pipe smoking/pipes, but thought I'd ask here if anyone has any recommendations. I'm not after anything specific, so long as it's about pipes. I love me a real book.

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    This is good

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0394470001/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Its written by the founder of McClelland and the deceased husband of Mary McNeil. They started McClelland in the late 70's but Carl unfortunately died at the age of 36. It wasn't until years later she married Mike. He had been an integral part of the company for sometime. I believe he started a year or two before Carl's passing.

    Also

    https://www.amazon.com/Search-Pipe-Dreams-Rick-Newcombe/dp/0966623916/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1547229231&sr=1-1&keywords=in+search+of+pipe+dreams

    Its a collection of essays from Rick Newcombe. Lots of good stuff in there.

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  3. sablebrush52

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    Be sure to check out this site:Briar Books Press which only publishes books on pipe smoking.

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    JM Barrie's, My Lady Nicotine, is a hilarious collection of essays from the inventor of Peter Pan. I've enjoyed reading it over and over.

    Michael
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    Thanks for the links, folks. I'll look into them all.

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    To double down on Sable's Briar books suggestion, Mark Irwin has a Peterson Pipe book coming:
    http://www.petersonpipenotes.org/about

    "If you see something... pipe up."
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  7. judcasper

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    To double down on Sable's Briar books suggestion, Mark Irwin has a Peterson Pipe book coming:
    http://www.petersonpipenotes.org/about

    Just watched a short youtube documentary on Peterson pipes. QI.

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    I just purchased The Pipe: A Functional Work of Art - Large Format from P&G. It has yet to arrive. I think it is more of a big picture book with not too many words.

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    I recently read Iain Gately, Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization (Grove Press, 2001). Very good. Dunhill's Book of Pipes is a great read. Both are available for Kindle, etc. on Amazon. Thanks for starting the thread. I've been wanting to ask the same thing.

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    I just purchased The Pipe: A Functional Work of Art - Large Format from P&G. It has yet to arrive. I think it is more of a big picture book with not too many words.

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    this one seems very well done from what I've seen of it.

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    Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization (Grove Press, 2001)

    +1. A very enjoyable and informative read.

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    Carl Ehwas "The Book of Pipes & Tobacco" is pretty much a staple. You can pick up used copies at the usual book places, here's one on Ebay.

    https://www.ebay.com/p/The-Book-of-Pipes-and-Tobacco-by-Carl-Ehwa-1973-Hardcover/4616368

    Al

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    I'd recommend Liebaert & Maya's "The Illustrated History of the Pipe" as another staple.

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    If you visit https://www.abebooks.com and run a search for 'pipesmoking'
    you'll find some interesting titles:

    Pipesmoking - A 21st Century Guide by Hacker, Richard Carleton

    Toward a Theology of Pipesmoking by Yunker, Arthur D.

    Pipe The Art and Lore of a Great Tradition by Robin Crole

    The Ultimate Pipe Book by Hacker, Richard Carleton

    A COMPLETE GUIDE TO COLLECTING ANTIQUE PIPES by Rapaport, Benjamin

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    I highly recommend Jose Manuel Lopes' "Pipes: Artisans and Trademarks" if you can find a copy.
    My pipe book library, slowly expanding:

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    Posted 4 months ago #
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    Abe Books just listed a copy of Pipes: Artisans & Trademarks for $68, which is a good price on that book.
    https://www.abebooks.com/Pipes-Artisans-Trademarks-LOPES-JOSE-MANUEL/30277818795/bd?cm_ven=nl&cm_cat=trg&cm_pla=want_CM&cm_ite=viewbook

    Posted 3 months ago #

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