126. The Peterson Book Now Out in the US

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know the wait for the book—all 5 pounds of it!—is over. It is now in stock at Smokingpipes.com for those in the US and will be available shortly from Smokingpipes.eu for friends in Europe.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported, nurtured and encouraged the book and blog for the past six years. I know you thought the day would never come. Sometimes neither did we.

We’ll be in Chicago next month for the launch and present “The Making of The Peterson Pipe Book” at the signing. Illustrator and fellow Sherlockian Larry Gosser, who did some of the illustrations for us, will also be there. We’ll do a west coast launch at the Las Vegas show in the fall and present “Peterson’s Traditions Lost and Found.” Come talk Petes with us so we can thank you in person!

Fumare in Pax!
Mark

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Kinski
1 year ago

I wait for my copy!! ???

Kinski
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

I have already ordered my copy. but unfortunately the author’s autograph is missing!

Mark Domingues
1 year ago

I want a signed copy!

Thomas Greene
Thomas Greene
1 year ago

Order placed!
Now the wait begins for its arrival!

John Schantz
John Schantz
1 year ago

Dang, it had to go “live” on a non-payday week?. I hope they have plenty.

Al J
Al J
1 year ago

Hooray! Placing my order now – BUT, I’ll need it signed some point as well.

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

I just ordered mine. Shipping to Canada was too much for me to bare so I had it shipped to my Dad in Arkansas. I’ll be visiting him this summer so will need to have a little patience, but as we know, good things come to those who wait. Speaking of patience and good things that come with it, I’ve been waiting all these years to fire up my Founders Edition Pipe, knowing it would be christened while cracking open the pages of this amazing labour of love on your and Gary’s part. Thanks to you both for what is… Read more »

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

I’m really looking forward to seeing them in print, it’s really an honour and I must thank you guys for including them in the book and my good pal Scott Robert Collins for taking the photos for me.
One year I’d definitely like to make it to the Chicagoland pipe show and if you guys will be there I’d love to get my copy signed as well, that would add an extra layer to the greatness of the whole thing.

Marc
Marc
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

Thanks Mark. It’s going to be great seeing them in print.
It really is an honour to have them included in this great tome and I must thank you guys for including it and to my good pal Scott Robert Collins for taking these great photos for me.
One year I hope to make it to the Chicagoland pipe show and if you guys are there I’d love to get my copy signed as well, that would add yet another layer of greatness to this excellent book.

Marc
Marc
1 year ago

Great! I look forward to meeting you both.
I’ll pass along the thanks to Scott as well. Also,I didn’t think the post went through the first time, my apologies for the double content.

Steven Hersey
Steven Hersey
1 year ago

Sincere congratulations to you, Mark. This must have seemed almost like giving birth! A long wait, then…it’s finally here! It looks a substantial tome and I know that its contents will be first-class.
Very well done, sir. This has been a long haul for you. I hope that you reap the due rewards.
I shall be looking for smokingpipes.eu to check the availability.
In the meantime, may I wish you a good long rest from bookish things (at least for a while) and a few well-earned pipes in celebration.
Steven

James Arrington
James Arrington
1 year ago

Hurray !
Ordered mine before I finished reading your post. See you in Chicago !

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Thank you so much for all your work on this Mark. We greatly appreciate it!
And Long Live the XL90 and B30!

Jerry Van Meter
Jerry Van Meter
1 year ago

Can you please let me know how I can get a copy of this book with the signature?

John Schantz
John Schantz
1 year ago

Ditto on the B30 🙂

John Schantz
John Schantz
1 year ago

I think I would go with the B44 over the XL90….by just a smidge though?

Steve Laug
1 year ago

Good news Mark… now to figure out how to get an autographed copy here in Canada…

William Auld
William Auld
1 year ago

Just received a copy. Given your well written and detailed blog posts, my expectations were very high for this book. I’ve only had time to thumb through at this point, but what I’ve seen so far is absolutely extraordinary. This is a MUST HAVE. Congratulations and, most importantly, thank you for this stunning contribution!

Steve Laug
1 year ago

Thanks Mark unfortunately when Chicago is happening I am in Nepal and India for work and a bit of followup holiday. When the Vegas show is happening I will be in Northern Italy for work…. work just gets in the way of these fun times! 😉 I look forward to seeing it all together.

I can definitely pay the postage to you and then to me as well! Not an issue. Just tell me how and when and I can transfer the payment to you. Thank you.

Thomas Greene
Thomas Greene
1 year ago

My new Peterson Pipe History Book has just arrived!
It’s a thick book with lots of pages to enjoy.
I’m looking forward to reading this one!

John H. Schantz Jr.
John H. Schantz Jr.
1 year ago

I got the THE book ordered yesterday, and it’s on its’ way. Is it Christmas in April?

John H. Schantz Jr.
John H. Schantz Jr.
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

Thank you Mark for all of you and your compatriots hard work.

SteveNH
SteveNH
1 year ago

This is the finest book I have had the pleasure to read in a long time. The introduction by Mark Irwin speaks to me and puts into words what I have been feeling about the pipe and its traditions. I cherish this book. The Peterson System is my favorite and to have this colorful, historical reference is a blessing.

Thanks Mark.

John H. Schantz Jr.
John H. Schantz Jr.
1 year ago

Whoo Hoo!!!
I just received my new book today 🙂
I just had time to slightly peruse it while creasing the pages to save the spine. I use to work in a library and have never forgot this essential step when opening a new book. There is almost nothing worse than having a brand new book with a cracked spine. Thanks for all you hard work, I hope it pays off in spades.

John H. Schantz Jr.
John H. Schantz Jr.
1 year ago

I’m not sure if “slightly perusing” something is possible, but it took me a long time to gently fold those pages out while I was reading some of them 🙂

Bob Cuccaro
Bob Cuccaro
1 year ago

Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into the creation and production of this book. I love all the photos and the design with the written text. T-LIP(The Long Island Pete) fully endorses the book and recommends if you own a Peterson, you have to have this book.

Terry Carpenter
Terry Carpenter
1 year ago

I just finished the first cursory read-through of this fascinating book. As an amateur student of history, I’m blown away by the extensive research and depths of knowledge necessary to produce such a comprehensive compendium. I have done a little research into historical matters, but most of my research is still scattered in various notebooks and on various scraps of paper. The authors’ efforts to collate and put it all together leave me in awe. I didn’t read it as a Peterson Pipe collector although when I finished, I did take the time to count my Petersons. I came up… Read more »

Rob Guttridge
Rob Guttridge
1 year ago

Mark, what a wonderful book! I got my copy in May, and have been enjoying it ever since: it still sits next to my favorite reading chair. There is just so much in it, and so well organized. A question: there was, in the book, no mention of shape 82S. I have one (a Donegal Rocky) and like it a lot, but had never seen another before today. As I write this, Smokingpipes.com’s Irish Estates page has one from 1976; mine is from 1982. I was going to send you pics of mine, but of course those on the Smokingpipes… Read more »

Rob Guttridge
Rob Guttridge
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Irwin

Mark, someone else snagged the one on Smokingpipes, so it looks like I need to send you pics of mine. Just let me know how best to send them; you can email me directly.