The Legend of the Lighter, Abbeville Press, 1995, HC, NF.

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Van Weert, Ad, et al. New York, Abbeville Press Publications, 1995.
English, Near Fine, HC, 4to, 11 1/2" x 9 3/4", 192 pp.
ISBN: 1558598545

Black cloth over board, stamped silver lettering to front and spine, minor wear and sunning to top edge and head, otherwise, superior copy inside and out, with only the most minimal, unobtrusive wear to bindings, text-block, dust jacket and endpapers. Very Good pictorial dust jacket, featuring two 1930's lighters and a refill tank to front, 1952 lighter to back, white lettering to front and spine, black lettering to interior flaps, minor wear to top edge and head, light shelf wear, otherwise, clean and intact. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar-sleeve. [5] 192 pp., replete with full-color images, Foreword by Richard F. M. Peersmann, six chapters by Joop Bromet and Ad & Alice Van Weert: "The Birth of the Lighter: A Journey of Daring and Discovery," "Origins: The Harnessing of Fire," "The Age of Invention: Science and Industry Light Up," "Innovation and Progress: A Cavalcade of New Products," "Postwar Revolution: From Gasoline to Gas Lighters," "A New Era Dawns: The Global Market and the Future of the Lighter," Bibliography, and Index. From inside dust jacket: "Drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Dutch Lighter Museum Foundation, the numerous unique, distinctive, and whimsical lighters reproduced here chart the voyage of the lighter from an important scientific discovery to a treasured collector's item...The first extensive illustrated survey of the lighter, this book is destined to become a classic reference work for the collector and antiquarian."