Cigar Style by Nick Foulkes
8vo. pp. 80. profusely illustrated. chronology. hardcover. dw. (near fine - light wear to extremities). New York: Assouline, 2008.
Eating and sleeping are the only activities that
should be allowed to interrupt a man s enjoyment
of his cigar.
To ignite a cigar to watch the glossy tobacco
transmute into silvery ash and blue smoke and
to savor its complex and lingering flavors is
to practice a ritual that has been performed
for centuries by kings and courtesans, prime
ministers and presidents, authors and artists.
Over the course of centuries, the cigar has
become a symbol of leisure, rite of passage, and
celebratory gesture. All of these themes, as well
as significant moments in its history are explored
with great affection and energy in this tasteful
and entertaining volume on a beloved pastime.