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Buckles by Alan Meredith
Book DescriptionThe humble buckle is an oft-taken for granted fastening, yet its usefulness and sturdiness has ensured that it has survived from ancient times through to the present day. The author provides a comprehensive typology of buckles, from the earliest designs to the most recent uses. With detailed records of the types of buckles from different historical periods and listings of museums where they can be found, this book offers the re-enactor essential guidance for period costumes, and provides the collector or enthusiast with the information needed to continue or begin to learning about this enduring and practical object.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806912
(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alan Meredith
Buttons, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Alan Meredith
Buttons have been made from almost every known material. Their study provides insight into fashion trends, the clothing industry and social history in general. This book introduces an array of these treasures from the past, to show the variety of materials and the intricate design and workmanship incorporated in the making of the button.
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Author Biography - Alan Meredith
Alan and Gillian Meredith have been collecting buttons and buckles and researching their history for many years. They have one of the best collections in the United Kingdom and have appeared on television and radio talking about their collection. They have also written Buttons for Shire.
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