The Art of the Cigar Label
by Joe Davidson
The Wellfleet Press, 1989, [First Edition], full-colour photographs/reproductions throughout, large format hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1555214363
Like New Condition, book is like new with very minor rubbing to corners, dustjacket has very minor shelf and edge wear
'For almost a decade, these outstandingly beautiful examples of chromolithographic art which cost up to $6,000 per design to launch during the turn of the century, lay dormant on flea market tables with neither buyers or sellers truly understanding their importance or value. They could very well be sitting on those same tables now except for a combination of events that took place in the late 1970's.
In an attempt to explain how cigar labels gained their status as the high water mark of the advertising illustrations art, the following chapters will give you a brief history of the growth of both the tobacco industry and the lithography industry and their unique relationship which helped both of them grow dramatically.'