From the Author
This is the first book of its kind. Never before has antique Chinese and Vietnamese opium paraphernalia been looked at from the perspective of art. Collectors and aficionados of Asian art will find The Art of Opium Antiques a valuable reference and the only reliable source on this fascinating subject.
About the Author
Steven Martin, a native of California, has been traveling and collecting in Asia since 1981. His collection of antique opium paraphernalia is one of the world's most comprehensive. He has written articles about opium for both the Associated Press and Time.