This is the most informative book available for the collector of buttons, written by a second-generation collector who has traveled the world over to expand her knowledge of this exciting collectible. The book presents over 10,000 buttons of all imaginable materials from 150 AD to the present in full color and relates their history and development around the world. Buttons have been the fastest growing part of the collecting world for the last few years, and this book tells you about the trends in this vast field of collecting. A number of buttons have gone up ten times in value in the past few years alone! This book is certain to become the "Bible" for the button enthusiast, dealer, or anyone who loves beautiful objects.