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By Rick Newcombe

Tales of pipe-smoking's maximum craftspeople intertwine with recommendation and statement in those essays at the artwork of pipe smoking. whereas exploring pipe craftsmanship around the world, those writings mix stories of the author's visits to Europe's so much prestigious pipe-makers with a glance at pipe-smoking's historical past and the hobby's most renowned practitioners, together with Albert Einstein, Norman Rockwell, and Mark Twain. Interviews with previous international craftspeople supply perception into the fragile and private craft of pipe-making, and a treatise on pipe-smoking's enjoyable merits intermingles with suggestion on how one can smoke, purchase, holiday in, fresh, and use a pipe to deal with the frantic velocity of the twenty first century. encompasses a sixteen web page colour picture insert

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