This is a another must have book for any serious collector.
A History of Thimbles has a copyright of 1985 and it is out of print.
I have three copies, all with original dust jackets. One signed for the late Estelle Zalkin and her husband and delivered to her when Mr. Holmes visited their home in Florida.
Edwin Holmes was the ultimate research and this book covers thimbles through the ages. He discusses early thimbles, ones made of porcelain, horn, silver, gold and more. Most of the photos are in black and white but there are also some color plates. Images represent items in private collections not often seen.
All in good condition.