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CONSTANTINIDES, C. L.
Turkish Tobacco. A Manual for Planters, Dealers and Manufacturers. Compiled by. Illustrations and Plans by D. L. Constantinides.
London: W. & J. Rounce, Ltd, 1912. London: W. & J. Rounce, Ltd,, 1912. Octavo. Original moderate brown sand-grained cloth, bevelled boards, title gilt decoratively to the front board with tobacco plant device, author's business details gilt to the back board, all edges gilt, pale yellow surface paper endpapers. Two maps, one full-page, the other folding and coloured in outline, 7 plates, 2 of the leaves and plant itself printed in sepia/tobacco ink. Just a little rubbed, free endpapers browned verso and the following leaves lightly so through contact, mild toning of the text-block, a very good copy. First and only edition of this pretty little guide full of "useful hints" based on "lifelong experience" to the grower, buyer, dealer, and manufacturer of Turkish tobacco. Constantinides had a business in Fenchurch Street offering "Expert advice, surveys, valuations and estimates. Buying on commission and all other matters appertaining to Turkish & Levant grown tobacco". Scarce, WorldCat with just six locations world-wide.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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