Hamlyn, 1989, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, 2nd
256 pages. This book is in very good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in strong condition and the dust jacket is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: Toy collecting is an interest that cuts right across the social spectrum, and has devotees ranging in affluence from millionaires to schoolchildren. The first collectors of dolls were usually women but there are now many male collectors, while dolls' houses and their refurbishing often form an enjoyable project that absorbs a whole family. In this book the general development of the subject is discussed; but as the majority of collectors buy items made in the 19th century it is the interest of these that forms the content of the main chapters. Fabric dolls have recently become highly collectable, and here the work of the Chad Valley company is discussed at some length, as this information is not available in any other book. And there are few books on dolls' houses that adequately illustrate individual rooms and items of furniture; it is hoped that this gap is also filled. The photographs were especially selected to supply as much useful information as possible. The author draws on her experience of the market to provide valuable advice for the beginner, who should be saved from making expensive mistakes. She also provides a richly informative and beautifully illustrated book for collectors and beginners alike. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Dolls; ISBN: 0600329291. ISBN/EAN: 9780600329299. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001908.