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The Arts of An Addiction: Qing Dynasty Opium Pipes...

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The Arts of An Addiction: Qing Dynasty Opium Pipes...
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THE ARTS OF AN ADDICTION: QING DYNASTY OPIUM PIPES AND ACCESSORIES is a newly published (September 2005), exquisitely-illustrated, limited-edition book by Carlos Armero (Spain) and Ben Rapaport (USA), 219 pages, 11 ¼” x 8 ¾”, hard cover, dust jacket. Written by two avid collectors, this scholarly book contains more than 275 color and black and white images of opium pipes and related utensils, along with related graphic art, a chapter devoted to “where to see” and “where to buy”, and a selective up-to-date bibliography. The book is replete with dramatic and vivid evidence of the many unique and finely crafted, special-purpose artifacts once used for a habit that is best forgotten. What unfolds in the narrative is a richly detailed and rigorously researched historical retrospective of the various utensils and accouterments, most particularly the pipe, once used in the ritual of smoking opium in the mid-18th to early 19th century. It is a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Contact us to confirm availability; payment to and shipment from the author in USA. This lavish volume is a “must-have” reference for collectors and dealers!

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