New York: Abbeville Press, 1995. First. Hardbound. Black boards with color pictorial DJ, 192pp, profuse color and BW illustrations. VG. Item #128766
Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Dutch Lighter Museum Foundation, the numerous unique, distinctive, and whimsical lighters reproduced here chart the voyage of the lighter from an important scientific discovery to a treasured collectors item. Along the way, we learn about the history of the pipe, the popularization of smoking, and the growth of today's global marketplace, as well as other significant events and wonrous inventions that have played a role in the history of the lighter. The first extensive illustrated survey of the lighter, this book is destined to become a classic reference work for the collector and antiquarian. For all other readers, "The Legend of the Lighter" offers an illuminating look at the creation of a versatile and splendid device that combines functionality, fashion, and true artistry.
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