Cigars: The Impossible Collection

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  • 232 pages
  • over 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in July 2019
  • W 45.4 x L 50.8 x D 8.8 cm
  • Hand-bound in a wooden box
  • ISBN: 9781614287841
  • 8.0 kg

If you’ve ever smoked a cigar, you’ll understand and appreciate that it’s a ritual rather than a habitual task. It’s all about the enjoyment, the flavour, the company and the conversation. For enjoying a cigar is not solely the act of smoking, but for the moment. Just as a petrolhead can appreciate the curves on a 1952 Ferrari 212 coach built by Ghia, so too can a cigar aficionado with the flavour profile and construction of a Montecristo No.2.

“The Impossible Collection of Cigars” takes a closer look at the most remarkable cigars of the 20th and 21st centuries. Inviting readers to learn more about the traditional practices used to create the world’s most sought-after Cubans, the tome is presented in a traditional dress trade cigar box and finished with hand-tipped authentic cigar bands.

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DESCRIPTION

In the highly anticipated new volume in Assouline’s bestselling Ultimate Collection, The Impossible Collection of Cigars envisions the ultimate humidor brimming with the most remarkable cigars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from the most prestigious makers. Like the pop of the Champagne cork, the flick of the lighter or the strike of the match and the first draw of the smoke are synonymous with celebration, relaxation, and comradery. A luxurious pause from the world around, an exceptional, hand-rolled cigar has cemented itself as a civilized passion and genteel hobby over the course of centuries.

The Impossible Collection of Cigars is a bid for readers to journey to the fabled Cuban tobacco farms, get up close and personal with the torcedores (master cigar rollers) as they discover the world’s most commendable and coveted cigars. Considering the differences and attributes of cigars like Nicaragua’s Padrón to Dominican Republic’s Arturo Fuente and Davidoff of Geneva, Honduras’ Rocky Patel to the Bahamas’ Graycliff, and, of course, Cuba’s arsenal of legendary smokes, Sigmond’s is a list any connoisseur could only dream of.

This hand-bound, oversized luxury edition, featuring hand-tipped and authentic cigar bands and presented in a traditional dress trade cigar box is a must-have for the collection of any sincere cigar aficionado. The non-uniform effect in the middle of the book can be attributed to the handcrafted nature of our Impossible Collection series 

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Complimentary white gloves and signature canvas tote bag
are included with each purchase from Assouline's Ultimate Collection

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aaron Sigmond is an award-winning publisher, editor and author who has traversed the world of cigars both personally and professionally for over thirty years. In that time he was the founding editor of Smoke magazine and The Cigar Report, as well as contributing cigar editor for Playboy and the author of Playboy: The Book of Cigars. Sigmond also served as the consulting creative director of General Cigar Co. Sigmond’s previous book for Assouline was Bulova: A History of Firsts (2018).

CRAFTSMANSHIP

Assouline’s Ultimate Collection is an homage to the art of luxury bookmaking. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan. Treating a range of topics from jewelry and fashion, fine art and the ‘Impossible Collections,’ the Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Nestled in linen clamshell presentation cases, these books attract collectors, lovers of the printed page, and those who devour the culture of our time. Signaling a new level of sophistication for true connoisseurs, these unique books are works of art in their own right.


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