Synopses & Reviews
Button collecting has been a hobby in America and Britain for a number of years. Organized along the lines of stamp collecting, there is an incredible variety of buttons available, with the most magnificent produced during the eighteenth century. This book outlines button history and describes the types of buttons that the average collector is most likely to encounter. With illustrations of a large range of button designs, this is a perfect introduction to an enjoyable, timeless hobby, ideal for aspiring collectors and anyone interested in the history of fashion.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 75) and index.
About the Author
Primrose Peacock, a former antique dealer and author of Buttons for the Collector (David and Charles), lives in Somerset. She remains Honorary Secretary of Friends of Albania, a country in which she has a special, non-political interest.