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Habanos - the Story of the Havana Cigar

Nancy Stout

Verlag: Rizzoli, NY, 1997
ISBN 10: 0847820068 / ISBN 13: 9780847820061
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Titel: Habanos - the Story of the Havana Cigar

Verlag: Rizzoli, NY

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hard Cover,gilt Title

Illustrator: Photos By Nancy Stout

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Auflage: First Edition

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Explores the history and culture of Cuba, its tobacco plantations and the unparalleled quality of the Havana cigar, the symbol of Cuba. Includes colour illustrated dust jacket, many full-page colour photographs and illustrations. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000619

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Inhaltsangabe: Throughout the history of the cigar, the habano has been unequivocally considerd the pinnacle of smoking pleasure. This unparalleled quality of the Havana cigar has bound the idea of Cuba with its most coveted export, and has held the imaginations of aficionados around the world for 500 years.

By way of explaining the enduring phenomenon known as the habano, author and photographer Nancy Stout journeys deep into the history and culture of a nation, beginning in the beautiful and often enigmatic capital of Havana, then striking out to one of the great plantations of the Vuelta Abajo, where the tobacco's delicate leaves grow under protective canopies, and to an agricultural collective in the Vuelta Arriba, where tobaco del sol thrives under Cuba's brilliant sun. Along the way she introduces us to the doctrinaire jefe of the Antonio Briones Montoto collective farm; a master grower whose family has been cultivating tobacco for more than 150 years; and a legendary cigar roller who gives a transfixing lesson in the art of rolling the perfect cigar.

The pursuit of the story of the Havana cigar extends into time as well as space. Included is a thorough history of Cuban tobacco cultivation, beginning with Columbus's first voyage to the West Indies and chronicling Cuba's legacy of exploration, conquest, and struggle for economic and political indepedence.

Habanos: The Story of the Havana Cigar is the ideal guide to that most potent symbol of luxury, disciplined craft, and, indeed, of Cuba itself.

Inhaltsangabe: Filled with stunning photographs of cigar production and contemporary Cuban life, this volume also contains a directory of Havana cigar factories from 1840 to 1940. Here is the ideal guide to that most potent symbol of luxury, disciplined craft, and indeed, Cuba itself.

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