"The Silent Playmate -- A Collection of Doll Stories", was edited by Naomi Lewis and illustrated by Harold Jones. The dust jacket reads, "The Silent Playmate is meant for doll-loving readers of all ages. In this fascinating collection are stories and poems of today and yesterday, new, known and little-known, by authors as disparate as Katherine Mansfield and CHarles Kingsley, Richard Hughes and Hans Andersen, E Nesbit and Mao Tse Tung (whose ballad of love and parting is perhaps the most haunting itm in the books). There are rarities such as an extract from the Victorian classic "Memoirs of a London Doll" as well as old favourites, among them "The Steadfast Tin Soldier".
The book is richly illustrated with line drawings from Harold Jones. It is 219 pages in length and is complete with its dust jacket. The book and dust jacket are in excellent, unread condition. The book has blue cloth boards with a gold lettered spine.
A great book for the doll lover--whether young or old.