447 pages, hardcover

The important pipe collection of the Hungarian National Museum, which consists of more than 1300 artefacts, is rightly world-famous. Through the selected items introduced in this book the Readers can be acquainted with the cultural history of tobacco smoking, the smoking habits and equipment of different nations and continents. The elaborately carved and decorated pieces help to trace the past of Hungarian pipe making, a branch of rural craftsmanship and applied art that once had a great tradition and which has been unjustly ignored.