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Description - Discovering Old Buttons by Primrose Peacock

Button collecting has been a hobby in America and Britain for a number of years. Organised 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852634455
ISBN-10: 0852634455
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 7mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Primrose Peacock

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.