New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. First American Edition. Hardcover. 5 3/8 X 8 1/8 Inches. 177 PP. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #3403
A surprisingly fresh example of Dunhill's second and final book. Published five years prior to his death, The Gentle Art of Smoking covers the "art" from the growing of the tobacco to the practice and styles of smoking. While Dunhill is a name well-known amongst smokers (especially cigar afficianados), the name really has as much importance in the world of business. Alfred Dunhill was an entrepreneur first and foremost. His first business was selling motor car accessories. He later opened tobacco shops and is one of the most important figures in the development of early 20th century international business. He is also credited with helping to develop the modern luxury goods market that has been booming for the last 75 years or so...
Original red cloth boards clean and tight. Hints of toning. DJ sharp and clean with only minor wear to folds and bottom edge of front cover. Original price of $3.75 intact.