ARLOTT, John The Snuff Shop. Michael Joseph. 1974.
8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine; pp. 61, colour frontispiece plus text illustrations by Ray Evans; fine. Provenance: author's own copy, with certificate of provenance signed by Magnus Bowles of Sportspages.
First edition. This is the esteemed cricket writer's celebration of Fribourg & Treyer, 34 Haymarket, London - one of the last of the great snuff shops and a bastion of tradition. Arlott describes the intricacy of snuff and its culture with huge affection.