Premier Congrès Scientifique Internationale du Tabac / First International Scientific Tobacco Congress. Paris - Bergerac Septembre 1955.
Paris, CORESTA,1956. Two volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.5 x 17.8 cm). Two full colour frontispieces (mounted), lxxx, 803; 10 pp. numerous text figures, 15 plates. Original uniform printed cloth (both main volumes), and blind blue wrappers (CORESTA list of founders, members, programs and statutes). Marbled endpapers.
A rare publication by the Cooperation Centre for Scientific Research Relative to Tobacco (CORESTA), from a time when tobacco was at its most popular. The members were mainly from tobacco-producing countries. Richly illustrated. The 80 preliminary pages are bilingual, in French and English. CORESTA list loosely inserted. Small label on lower spine. Library stamp in the top margin of the half-titles and first title, otherwise a very good, clean set.