Bottle dating books
I advise people who ask that this is probably the first book to buy if interested in the history of bottles and bottle making in America...maybe just the first one period.
There are no old purely price guides here - those types of books become quickly out of date and then are simply useless lists of bottles with no real utility.
I list it as part of the essential bottle book "canon" on my other, purely educational Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website.
This is a very thick (779 pages), larger format (about 9" x 11") book with a hardbound blue cloth cover and a dust jacket (this one neatly price clipped).
Copyright 1995 (apparent first edition/first printing as there is a marked "second printing"), softbound (as all are), 5" x 8.5" in size, 550 pages.
This book is a must have for anyone - collector or archaeologist - who is trying to date the age of American beer bottles made by companies in business from 1876 to 1976.