A lavishly illustrated introduction to the world of children's toys. 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.
COLLECTOR'S 1932 antiquarian first edition, first printing hardcover book with scarce magenta dust jacket - Children's Toys of Yesterday. Edited by C. Geoffrey Holme. Publisher: London: The Studio Limited, Studio Publications NY, Copyright: 1932, first edition, first printing. Has all signature first edition marks and no isbn. Not ex-library.
With the exception of the two-page introduction and image captions, the entirety of the book is made up of MAGNIFICENT color and black & white illustrations. Twelve gorgeous full page lithograph color plates and 200 black & white photographs. Photos do not fully capture exact colors and exquisite detail; wait until you see. WOW!
CHAPTERS: Primitive Toys, Mechanical Toys, Dolls, Doll Houses, Furniture, Wooden Toys, Soldiers and Vehicles, Shops and more. TOYS include: Dolls from around world in period costumes. Church Marionettes, English Nineteen Century Doll. English, French, Hungarian, Danish and German Doll Houses. London Horse Omnibus, Jack-in-the-Box, English Noah's Ark, Toy Chariot, Pair Toy Horses, Tin, Model of 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. Binding tight. Cover excellent/bright/clean/light shelfwear-spine lettering little concave spot.
Pages excellent/bright/clean-fbep light shelfwear-light foxing-2 spots title pp/light buckling some back pp. Binding very few pp light pull-not detached. DJ front very good+/bright/clean/front 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 hard-to-find collector's masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
1932 'Children's Toys of Yesterday' RARE First Edition, DJ, Lithograph Art, Antique Toys, Dolls, Mechanical Toys, Period Costumes, Toy Soldiers, Museum Collections, Puppetry, Toy History, Out-of-Print
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