R. T. Pritchett

Smokiana: Historical; Ethnographical

Published by Good Press, 2019
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EAN 4064066183844

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Ye PREFACE.
Tobacco Plants & their Varieties.
Pipes.
BROSELEY SALOP.
HOLLAND.
GERMANY.
NORTH EUROPE.
ALGERIA.
AFRICA.
AFRICA
TURKEY
PERSIAN.
INDIA.
YARKAND.
CHINA & COREA.
JAPAN.
BORNEO.
SUMATRA.
AUSTRALIA. NOV. HOLL.
New ZEALAND.
NEW GUINEA.
SOUTH AMERICA & Paraguay River.
NORTH AMERICA.
ARCTIC PIPES & LAPLAND.
IGNITION.
BORNEO.
S. AMERICA.
THE ANTEPENULTIMATE of IGNITION.

Ye PREFACE.

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To
The Courteous Reader.

LONDON

Greeting

The stream of Conquest has generally flowed from North to South. The Triumph progress of the Goddess Nicotina has been from West to East starting in the 16th. century she has now girdled our little orb with devotees burning continuous incense. The Instruments connected herewith are objects of Historical & Ethnographical interest hence are brought together authentic Portraits of the “Pipe Family”. Briar root and Branch “who judge from the favor in which they are now held.” “At home & abroad” they seem likely to flourish for ever. I cannot close without expressing my thanks to Mr. Bernard Quaritels for placing then before you in their present Garb.

Your faithful Sinner & Author,
Robt. Pritchett.

A·D·
1890


Tobacco Plants
&
their Varieties.

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Although Smoking is generally associated with Tobacco only, yet there are other plants whose leaves are used for similar purposes & these will be referred to as we come to the different means of using them. Our first Woodcut of Tobacco is from STELLA—ROMA 1669. a work of

Page 9 D·B STELLA ROMA. A·D 1669. “ILTABACCO” TABACCO LATIFOGLIO. PRIMA specie. DELLA SECONDA Specie. TAB. ANGUSTIFOGLIO. TERZA SPECIE.

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great value as giving Pipes & the Hookah of Persia as well as Plants but we will start with some of the growths now most generally known of the “NICOTIANA” Family which is very widely spread over the face of the Earth & has of late made great strides in Borneo & Sumatra.

NICOTIANA “TABACUM”. (The mother of the family) Height 5 ft. Leaf 12in to 14in. Corolla Pink. Virginia manilla.

N. “RUSTICA”. Height 3 to 4 ft. Leaf 10in. to 12in. Corolla Greenish into Yellow. Turkey & India.

N. “REPANDA”. Small. Corolla white. Havannah.

N. “PERSICA”.—or Bombay, all used in Persia by the Royal Family. (SHIRAZ tobacco).

N. “AFFINIS” is our Garden Plant with long tube 3½in. with Corolla White. Very fragrant. Habitat. Isle of Pines. S. PACIFIC.


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We are greatly indebted to old German woodcuts for solid information anent details of Habits & customs of the 16th.1616 ·A·D