Series: Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 6th Revised ed. edition (January 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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It would have been great if the photos were in color, this is something that makes looking and finding the buttons so much easier. Having color photos adds a lot.
I really was so excited to finally be getting a encyclopedia that I could reference buttons with. I'm 58 years old and have been collecting buttons since I was 10 my grandmother got me interested and that's how I started collecting. So when I decided to order the book I must have miss read but I thought it had colored pictures of all buttons. My problem with the book is no color pictures and there was absolutely no way to make out detail with so many buttons together and so small. Most of the buttons are buttons that the average person will never see or own. What happened to showing a little of everything like a encyclopedia is supposed to ???My final comment dissapointed is an understatment. This is no encyclopedia it doesnt even illustrate in color. Don't spend almost $30 on this you'll be throwing money away. Would I buy from anymore books that this author wrote NO!!!!!!!!
This is the very best reference book available under $200. This updated issue is beautiful, includes price estimates of buttons featured, and is the reference book every Button Collector owns. (The only other MUST own button book is Big Book of Buttons, $200, IF you can find one at all.) My button club uses it for many of our meeting programs. "Most Excellent" book! Janice in Niwot
Although this book is considered "the Bible" on button collecting books, I was somewhat disappointed in it. There were very few color pictures, and the black and white photos were small. Somewhat cut and dry in text, but I've discovered that such books are hard to find, and this was the most extensive one I came across.
I was very disappointed with the book because it is in black and white. If you are to properly identify buttons you need color.
Very unhappy with this book. Black and white pictues of buttons are not very useful in identification. It has a lot of information and very small print. Seriously considering returning it.
I am so impressed with this book, anyone that is collecting or studying buttons will love this book. I study it as I sort through my Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers buttons, trying to make lovely items for my Grandchildren and Daughters, I give a history with each item of the button or buttons that are on the garmet. This books gives me so much additional information for the family to carry on from generation to generation.
One of the standard resources for collectors. I found one or two errors (for instance, it claims that horsehair buttons were only used on upholstery, when they were in fact used on clothing in the early 18th century). Alphabetic arrangement makes it easy to locate information.
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