A könyv szerzője Charles Graves arról volt híres, hogy tudott jól élni ...
An extremely rare copy of this slim, evocative period-piece on cigars and cigar smoking, published by the then leading London cigar shippers, Martins Ltd., ca.1935. Brown linen boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board with quarter light-brown cloth, now appropriately and pleasantly darkened (by cigar smoke?). End-papers multiply-decorated with Martins' emblem. Half-title has neat ownership signature of Waid A. Wood [possibly of Huddersfield, England].
Text starts on title-page, opposite which is a portrait frontispiece of the author:
".famous for his knowledge of good living and the "world" of today."
Starts with Who are the Men who Smoke Cigars? through Traditions, Cutting, Piercing and Lighting, The Royal Smoke, How to Choose, The Famous La Corona Brand, Cubans, and How to Keep Them at Home etc.
This section is illustrated throughout with b&w photographic illustrations.There follows a Q&A section and How Martins can Serve your Every Smoking Need, and the Martins' Guarantee.
Finally, there are 8 superb pages of cigars illustrated (some possibly full-size, you can virtually smell them) with prices. The sections in which the different types of cigar are shown are headed with contemporary resonance, such as: For Smoking at Sporting Events; Honest Little Chaps; After-Dinner Cigars and Small After-Lunch Cigars.