A collectors' item for some time, snuff boxes have suddenly become ""the rage"" -- even department stores are featuring them, large ones for cigarettes, small ones for dressing tables --originals and imitations, and who can distinguish the one from the other? Here is a book that gives the history and background of the use of tobacco, and the connoisseur's approach to snuff boxes and bottles, from the collectors' angle. Illustrated with beautiful photographs. A book for the amateur collector as well as the connoisseur for the layman and the trade. So far as we can discover, the only book of its kind in the field.