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Catalogue of the most comprehensive tobacco collection in the world

BROOKS, Jerome E.
Tobacco its history illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr.
New York, The Rosenbach Company and the New York Public Library, 1937-1969. 15 volumes (including 10 supplements). Folio (34 x 25.5 cm). Illustrated throughout. The first 5 volumes in original red cloth and the 10 supplements in original paper wrappers.
€ 950
First edition of the catalogue of the George Arents Collection, "the largest and most comprehensive library in the world devoted to the history, literature, and lore of tobacco. The collection contains both printed and manuscript works -- as well as prints, drawings, and ephemera -- dating from 1507 to the present, representing Continental Europe, England, and the Americas." (NYPL). The collection was donated to the New York Public Library in 1942.
In very good condition, one volume with minor damage to title-label on spine.
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