"We may all have stopped smoking but we continue to burn": First Edition of Luc Sante's No Smoking; Lengthily Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 38221
New York: Assouline Publishing, 2004.
First edition of this comical book regarding smoking. Octavo, original illustrated cardstock, illustrated throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “For John We may all have stopped smoking but we continue to burn. Luc Sante.” Fine in a fine slipcase, with the plastic packaging still present on the lower half of the box.
Can you imagine Groucho Marx without a cigar? Do you remember that a few years ago smoking was allowed in airplanes? Can you tell when New York stopped smoking? In the not so distant past, posing seductively with a cigarette was de rigueur for Hollywood types. How many celebrities today dare to even hold one? No Smoking is a tribute to the 20th century, a century that created, promoted and glorified the cigarette and then suddenly declared war on it.