Janet Laura Scott illustrated and autographed this wonderful book in 1935 of Alice Kent Trimpey's collection of antique dolls. Besides Scott's charming black and white sketches throughout the 8-1/4" x 10-3/4" book, there are 19 black and white photographs of Mrs. Trimpey's unusual wooden Queen Anne doll, a French costume doll(Major duPont), several early china dolls, a Greiner papier mache, rare wax dolls, an automaton, and others, along with the stories of how she acquired them, and the costumes in which they were attired. This 76-page First Edition was published in Racine, Wisconsin, by the Whitman Publishing Company with cloth backed pictorial boards and pictorial endpapers showing silhouettes. It says on the second page, below The Story of My Dolls, and above a small sketch, "To Sylvia Theodora. To help her remember her trip to Racine. from her Pal, Janet Laura Scott". Book is in very good condition with light soil on the cover, but no tears, marks or repairs. Though it has bumped corners, and a bookplate on first endpaper, it does come in a clear Mylar cover for added protection, and is an especially delightful book for anyone interested in the early dolls, many of which are only seen in museums today. A perfect book to add to your collection! Thank you for stopping by.
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