COLLECTOR'S 1932 antiquarian first edition historical hardcover book - Children's Toys of Yesterday. Has original hard-to-find color dust jacket.
Fascinating history of antique toys and dolls from museum collections, royalty's homes and private collections throughout Europe. Historical Toys featured from Ancient Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, Louis XIV, days of Queen Victoria and more.
Edited by C. Geoffrey Holme. Publisher: London: The Studio Limited, Studio Publications NY, Copyright, 1932. No isbn. Not ex-library.
Twelve GORGEOUS full page lithograph color plates; exquisite works of art. Over 200 magnificent black & white photographs. Photos do not fully capture vibrant colors hues and photos; wait until you see up close. Wow!
Primitive Toys, Mechanical Toys, Dolls, Doll Houses, Furniture, Wooden Toys, Soldiers and Vehicles, Shops and more. Dolls from all over the world in fabulous period costumes. Church Marionettes & English Nineteen Century Doll. English, French, Hungarian, Danish and German Doll houses. London Horse Omnibus featured color plate and more.
Jack-in-the-Box, English Noahs Ark, Toy Chariot, Pair Toy Horses, Tin, Model-Gulliver among Lilliputians, Paper Horse, Foot Soldiers, Wood & more.
Oversize hardcover, magenta pink illustrated DJ, toy man & horse, tweed cloth boards & green spine titles, 11" x 8", 128 glossy pages. Excellent vintage condition.
Cover excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-spine lettering little concave spot. Pages excellent/bright/clean-fbep light wear-light foxing-2 spots title pp/light buckling some back pp. Binding tight-very few pp light pull-not detached. DJ front very good+/bright/clean-light shelfwear. Back more shelfwear-spine-some spotting-light soiling-tears-bumped edges-corners-1 large tear & top binding tear.
Do not pass up this rare masterpiece; a must have for all collector's!!