Buttonhooks And Shoehorns

By: Brandon, Sue

Price: $5.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good (ex-library)


32 pages. Text and spine/cover marked with Library stamps, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Covers have light creasing. Spine is uncreased. Cover is protected in clear, self-adhesive laminate. Pages are lightly tanned. he everyday need for a buttonhook began in the early nineteenth century when it was used, as an accessory to masculine fashion, to fasten stiff leather button-boots. By the 1880s, lines of buttons had become fashionable on ladies' gloves, clothing and footwear, and the development of the feminine market encouraged the production of 'fashion buttonhooks' in the wide variety of sizes, shapes and materials that are described in this book, and which can still be found by collectors today. Shoehorns were frequently produced as companions to buttonhooks, but although the latter had fallen into disuse by the 1940s, shoehorns still exist in most shoe shops and some homes to facilitate the slipping on of footwear. A 'schoying horne' was first mentioned in the fifteenth century and the imagination exercised around the well-known basic shape has resulted in the variety so interesting to present day collectors. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; ISBN: 0852636962. ISBN/EAN: 9780852636961. Inventory No: 19050260. Paperback

Title: Buttonhooks And Shoehorns

Author: Brandon, Sue

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles,

Publisher: Shire Publications: 1984

ISBN Number: 0852636962

ISBN Number 13: 9780852636961

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good (ex-library)

kg: 0.09 kg

Seller ID: 19050260

Keywords: BZDB5 Antiques & Collectibles; Buttonhooks And Shoehorns Paperback,