published by The Snuff Bottle Society as a Snuff Bottle Collector
Reprint No. 7, in 1977.
Originally published in 1943, with a second edition in 1945, the book
was considered the first serious work devoted exclusively to snuff
As noted by Henry Hitt in his second edition preface the book was
-'...so enthusiastically received by both the museums and collectors,
and generated so much new material and constructive criticism...'.
A terrific little book, with many black & white plates and numerous
Hitt delivers an in depth analysis of bottles across the entire range,
(although it must be said that some of his conclusions have since been
found to be, at the very least, somewhat optimistic, and in other
The book concludes with an interesting notes section, Chinese word
pronounciation and bibliography.
A little gem.......well worth reading and owning
8 5/8" ( 21.8 cm ) X 5 3/4" (
14.5 cm )