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Les Tabacs d'Orient.
Dresden: Banque Gebr. Arnhold 1928 - 2 vols. Large 4to. (32 x 24 cm.). pp. [6]+250+[4]; 237 & 55 leaves of erratically paginated advertisements. Original brown morocco, titled in gilt to upper covers, advertisements in gilt to rear covers. The first volume is profusely illustrated with full page and vignette colour illustrations of tobacco leaves, 8 double page colour maps, 45 half page maps in the text and many many vignette half-tone illustrations etc. Bindings slightly rubbed, inner hinges neatly strengthened. Banque Gebr. Arnhold, founded in 1864, was a specialist bank to the tobacco trade. Regarding the original sales of the book "Comme ce livre intéresse seulement des milieux spéciaux, il ne sera pas vendue par l'itermédiaire des librairies." Available only from the bank at RMks.100. There were simultaneous English French and German editions, although surprisingly no copies of the English edition appear on Copac. There are a handful of English copies on World cat in American institutions. Here the first volume is in French (with some English and German), the second volume is polyglot (German, French & English), designed to accompany all three language first volumes. The first volume describes and illustrates the industry, principally concerned with growing in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Russia The second volume comprises a long list of the addresses of all the companies involved in the industry followed by numerous leaves of advertisements. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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