Antique Doll Encyclopedia 3,000 Photos / Rare Book

$129.00

Given 3,000 illustrations and marks in color and black-and-white, this massive out-of-print book is the second volume of the Classic Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls, first published in 1968. The new encyclopedia follows the same style and design as the first volume but is much larger, with 1,266 pages and over 3,000 illustrations. It supplements the first volume and enlarges its scope through the year 1930. It is arranged alphabetically and is fully cross-referenced.THE COLLECTOR’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOLLS -VOLUME II by Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J. Coleman, Crown Publishers, NY, 1986 First Edition. All the entries are brand new, as are the illustrations. You will learn all about all-bisque dolls; shoulder-head dolls of Alt, Beck & Gottschalck; Black dolls; Dapper Dan; French dolls, including nearly 100 different French Bebes; Gaultier dolls; Kathe Kruse dolls; and many, many more. A bold star marked at the end of an entry refers you to additional information in the first volume. This volume also contains new information on the creation and production of dolls’ clothes. Manufacturers often made the same dolls year after year but changed the type of clothes on the dolls almost every year and changed the dolls’ names with each new outfit. Dolls are identified through photographs, marks, and descriptions; by manufacturers, distributors, designers, and patentees; by years and methods of manufacture. Also included are descriptions of types of dolls and related subjects, such as wigs, feet, eyes, teeth, joints, clothing, sizes, and original prices. Advice is given for the care and repair of dolls. This new encyclopedia identifies dolls from company records, copyright and patent files, catalogs and magazines, and from both American and European reference works. Makers include Kestner, Jumeau, Marseille, Simon & Halbig, Bahr & Proschild, Goebel, Kammer & Rienhardt, George Borgfeldt, Bebe Bru, and hundreds more. This volume, used in conjunction with the first volume, provides the most complete information available on dolls. It is indispensable for doll collectors, museums, libraries, lovers of antiques, fashion experts, and social historian all over the world. Oversize / heavy 8.7 in. x 11.3 in. hardback with dust cover in very good+ condition. 1,266 pages. Free media mail shipping and handling for deliveries within the 48 United States. Rates vary for shipments outside the contiguous 48 states and for international mailings.    

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