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    (TOBACCO). The History and Mystery of Puffing: or a Few Fragrant Whiffs of the Weed, Evolving Sundry Pleasant, Pithy and Profitable Hints Touching the Poetry of Smoking; Enlivened with Divers Curious Illustrative Anecdotes. New-York: J.W. Leslie, 1844. First ed.? First American ed.?. 18mo. 64 pp. Frontis. Orig. flexible cloth. $250.00

     

    A somewhat rambling history of tobacco, as cigars, including the information that the present gross consumption in the U.S. is said to be $540,000,000, and that a factory in Pittsburgh manufactures 7000 pounds of tobacco every week into cigars, snuff, etc. No edition reported by NUC.

 

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