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Discovering Old Buttons (Shire Discovering) [Paperback]

Primrose Peacock
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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10 Sep 2008 Shire Discovering (Book 213)
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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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd (10 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852634455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852634455
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 11.4 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars small basic paperback 1 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
very neat tidy little book and for a small book it has some interesting basic information, i dont know why but i was expecting a full size book, but my mistake maybe
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD LITTLE BOOK 10 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback
I have had this book since 1986 - I believe there is now a newer version dated 1988 - and have turned to it time and time again. Whilst I would obviously have liked more colour pictures, for the price and the size it has proved to be very useful indeed. This book is very informative in helping to identify buttons for a reasonable price. To put it in perspective, I once paid 70 for a book on buttons which was very glossy and colourful. This book is good value for a novice button collector.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not that good 28 Jan 2010
By hazza
Format:Paperback
not a very good buttons book for button lovers!
very dull and boring to lokk at and read
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cover deceptive, product information lacking. 30 Aug 2010
By Miranda R. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This would have been a great book, had it not been completely in gray-scale. The cover is vibrant and beautifully colored, you would assume that the content of the book would match the quality of the cover. I was very disappointed to find that the entire book, with the exception of the cover is black and white.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars discovering old buttons 29 April 2011
By Sonia A. Benel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
only the cover had color photos; inside pictures were black and white and print was very small and hard to read.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Color isn't Everything 27 Aug 2011
By blueheeler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I ordered this book and like some other reviewers was a bit disappointed with the black and white photos on the initial thumb through.
Take the time to read this book however and you will find good information, excellent descriptions and a good sense of humor popping through every now and then.
I expecially liked the back of the book with hand drawn pictures of the different shank styles all in one area for easy reference. Beats having to thumb through pages and pages looking for a specific shank style.
I found the book well worth the money and found I didn't miss the color photos after the first time I started using the book in ernest. It is now one of my favorites.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ruby 20 Jun 2011
By ruby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Did not reccive this book at all. I didn't realize it could take a month to get and wrote
the sender who promptly refunded the order money. I am not sure if I had been more
patient if it would have arrived or not.
Was from UK.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Buttons 7 Feb 2012
By Barbara S. Behling - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Delivered very quickly. Book was a present for someone. They loved it, and it assisted them in their identification of old buttons and what to look for. Great starter book for persons wanting to get started collecting buttons. Thank you.
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