Doll Reference Book: The Dolls of Yesterday // Dolls and Doll Collecting in Europe and America During the Past 200 Years // Illustrated with Photographs of More than 450 Dolls
Author: Eleanor St. George
Publisher: Bonanza Books, a Division of Crown Publishers, Inc. by arrangement with Charles Scribner's Sons.
Shop copy with no wear and no damage, light chipping to glossy dust jacket. Numerous dolls photographed in this book have been sold in my shop over the last 20 years, especially in the china and parian chapters.
Hard cover with purple and lavender boards and white embossed spine lettering measuring 8-1/4 x 11 with glossy color dust jacket.
Check the photos of the index for the extremely diversified range of items dolls covered in this book.
From dust jacket end flap in part: This book was originally written for doll collectors, to tell them about the kinds of dolls to look for, where to find them, and how to identify them. The author, owner of an outstanding collection of antique dolls, was well qualified to write such a definitive book. // From doll collectors all over the country, Mrs. St. George gathered information about their collections and photographs of their favorites. This material is in her book, together with data on almost every type of doll ever made. ... // Although written especially for doll collectors, the material is presented in such an entertaining fashion that others who chance upon it are likely to be charmed into joining the ranks of the doll collecting enthusiasts.
This book, written in 1948, was a pioneering missile in the doll collecting world and it still absolutely relevant today. The beginning collector, having read this book and studies the pictures, will be on his or her way to amassing a doll collection they will be proud to display.
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