Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Buttons: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Restoring, and Enjoying New and Vintage Buttons








Buttons: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Restoring, and Enjoying New and Vintage Buttons
by Nancy Fink and Maryalice Ditzler

1993. Philadelphia: Courage Books/Running Press. Condition: Very good in Very good dustjacket. 80pp. Fully illustrated throughout with color photographs. Endpapers feature an interesting pattern (photo) of old buttons. Previous owner's gift inscription neatly inked on the front free endpaper, near the top. 4to. Bibliography, index.

This beautifully illustrated guide traces the historical background of the button, from classical times to the present day. Fabric and cloth, metal, glass, ceramic, enamel, natural materials, and plastic - they're all here. Separate chapters describe uniform buttons and other collectible buttons.

PRICE: $15.

~ Plus a few dollars for shipping - Please contact me if  you are interested in this fine book!



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