HISTORY of the GREEK CIGARETTE Fully ILLUSTRATED with GRAPHIC ART of Packages, Advertising, Cigarette Cards, etc.
A HISTORY OF THE GREEK CIGARETTE, by Penelope Giakoumakis and Manos Haritatos.
Published by The Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, sponsored by Papastratos S.A. (manufacturer of Greek Cigarettes). Athens, Greece, 1997..
Large format hardcover book in dustjacket. Comes in its original illustrated cardboard box that is a facsimile of a Greek Cigarette box. 9.5x11.5 inches (24x29 cm), 406 pages.
Richly ILLUSTRATED throughout with full color reproductions of Greek cigarette packs, advertising, cigarette cards, posters, etc. etc.
Condition: NEAR FINE book, the half title page has some creasing to its front edge, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket that has just a bit of edge wear. A lovely copy of the book. The box is in GOOD MINUS condition, the side corners of the front flaps of the top are split, there is wear to all the corners and some rubbing along the edges, and the bottom has some spotting; nonetheless the box is still functioning well, retains its packaging band across the bottom which originally sealed the box (as it does the cigarette box), and the image is bright and clear.
A wonderful illustrated history of the packaging, advertising, designs, and overall graphics of the Greek cigarette.
Especially hard to find in its illustrated box container.