This book covers The Barbie era, Barbie through the years, Barbie in other countries, accessories for Barbie, rarities, gift sets, display items. The book has 305 pages with color and black and white pictures. There is also a price guide in the back. The book has a great section on Chronological lists that will aid in identifying and dating your dolls. It describes in detail, each doll and markings.
Book is hard back and is in good condition, copyright date 1977, values updated 1996.
The Collectors Encyclopedia of Barbie Dolls and Collectibles by Sibyl DeWein and Joan Ashabraner