The Collector's Encyclopedia of Buttons Author:Sally C. Luscomb From the introduction: "More than almost any other collectible, buttons tell the story of history. Although relatively few buttons are much over two hundred years old, the techniques used to cut, mold, and decorate them had their beginnings before the time of recorded history. The pictures and motifs used in button designs record the facts and f... more »antasies of all ages-the inventions of each generation, historical and political events, stories and fables, economic conditions, scenes of rural and city life. And buttons also demonstrate the arts and crafts of many peoples."
Book is loaded with close-up black and white and color pictures. Over 3000 buttons illustrated.« less