1669 1ed TOBACCO Smoking Illustrated PIPES Medicine Hookah RARE Benedetto Stella

STELLA, Benedetto

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Benedetto Stella’s “Tobacco” is one of the earliest treatises printed on the history and use of tobacco. First published in 1669, this work covers a variety of topics including:

  • direction on preparing tobacco for smoking
  • cultivation and planting tobacco plants
  • use of tobacco in medicines
  • curious arguments on the strengths and qualities of tobacco, including a chapter dedicated to whether European tobacco leaves are inferior to that grown in America
  • argument on controlling lustful urges by the power of dried tobacco
  • use of tobacco by Pope Urban VIII and church figures
  • types of pipes and hookahs

 

This first edition includes 5 full-page engravings depicting tobacco plants and pipes, including one figure of a hookah pipe.

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1669 1ed TOBACCO Smoking Illustrated PIPES Medicine Hookah RARE Benedetto Stella

 

Benedetto Stella’s “Tobacco” is one of the earliest treatises printed on the history and use of tobacco. First published in 1669, this work covers a variety of topics including:

  • direction on preparing tobacco for smoking
  • cultivation and planting tobacco plants
  • use of tobacco in medicines
  • curious arguments on the strengths and qualities of tobacco, including a chapter dedicated to whether European tobacco leaves are inferior to that grown in America
  • argument on controlling lustful urges by the power of dried tobacco
  • use of tobacco by Pope Urban VIII and church figures
  • types of pipes and hookahs

 

This first edition includes 5 full-page engravings depicting tobacco plants and pipes, including one figure of a hookah pipe.

 

Item number: #12868

Price: $950

 

STELLA, Benedetto

 

Il tabacco…nella quale si tratta dell’ origine, historia, coltura, preparatione, qualità, natura, virtù, & uso in fumo, in polvere, in lambitivo, et in medicina della pianta volgarmente detta tabacco …

 

In Roma : Per Filippo Maria Mancini, 1669. First edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: textually complete with all pages
    • [32], 480
    • 5 illustrations (of 6)
  • References: Bragge, Bibliotheca Nicotiana, 43;
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • Pietro Boggiolioni Viterbo, 1776
    • Clemente Giuseppo
  • Language: Italian
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

 

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12868

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Medicine & Science

Authors

STELLA, Benedetto

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent