Opium & opiumschuiven – Don Duco
Opium and opium smoking is an intriguing and beloved subject. The book is a source book on the subject based on all international literature. It starts with the cultivation of the papaver to the production of opium. The role of opium in the history of the world is shown in the trade and policy, with as climax the two Chinese Opium Wars. Also attention is payed to the use of opium: from the lonely smoker to the luxourious opium den. Never before the opium pipe and its paraphernalia were treated so thouroughfully. Material, symbolism and craftmenship are part of the Chinese applied art. Altogether, a source book on all aspects of opium.
256 pages, 236 illustrations. Dutch.