Reference book The Encyclopedia of Toys
Author: Constance Eileen King
Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc, New York
Profusely photographed with b/w and full color photos on every page.
Shop copy with no wear and no damage.
Larger format, measuring 9 x 12 with glossy color covers and clear mylar protectors over them.
Check the photo of the index for the extremely diversified range of toys covered in this book.
From the dust cover: (quote) rich storehouse of information about the toys beloved by the children of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries both in the United States and abroad. In addition to being thoroughly and soundly researched and fact-filled, the book is entertaining to read and a joy to browse in - a rare find for the collector's reference shelf. Each category in Miss King's book recounts the historical background of a particular type of toy, notes when possible its earliest appearance, tells how it has changed over the years, and sometimes relates anecdotes about specific craftsmen or especially notable examples. The historical information is followed by an alphabetical list of the major producers and manufacturers, of p rime interest to collectors since it contains dating and product name information. ....... Other features include a comprehensive index, advice about the care and cleaning of old toys, and hints about selling them. All in all, this is a volume no serious toy collector, dealer, or museum can afford to miss.
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