Collectibles books don't get much better than this. This 3rd edition, 312 page hardbound volume with beautiful laminated covers, features more than 850 full color, large, sharp, full color photos throughout. It provides a wealth of information, in addition to pictures and prices. The treasure covers Historical and Rarities, Interesting company biographies, a large sectin on repros, look alikes, re-issues and fakes. A complete pattern index is included. Values provided are 1998. Collectors of salt shakers will love this book and refer to it often. A must have for salt shaker collectors.