Books primarily about dolls or dollhouses, also puppets.
My favorite Beatrix Potter as a child, the awful china food, the daring of those mice when the feather bolster broke, Hunka Munka arriving to clean once a week forever! These older copies with the nice cover plates are still plentiful, but hard to identify online. Note: This book has been sold.
Poems and stories for very young readers and to be read to the young. Laura Richards, Maud Humphrey, Pug dog story, Shepherd dog story. Good story about a great crowd of potato head dolls, which is only three pages long, but odd enough to include on the doll list. We have additional copies of Our Little Ones from 1885 and 1886. Please note: ALL THESE MAGAZINES HAVE BEEN SOLD
When Babushka's doll comes to life, she turns out to be even more rambunctious than the little granddaughter Natasha is herself. Large bright pictures of peasant life spread across the pages of this book. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.
Edith, the Lonely Doll, befriends a very small Shetland pony. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
Doll furniture and toys that may be made from the simplest of scraps of card. The yellow, green and red diagrams are both attractive and clear. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
How Bobo devised a delicious recipe that would cure the little dragon of his craving for dolls forever. An inexpensive copy of this classic, quite attractive inside. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
Because the sides are folded back under, the corners threaded through holes for hands, and the back sewn, you could quickly stuff the handkerchief body of this doll as well as the head! Then kind Bimbulli saves all his animal friends from drowning! A nice present.
About 175 poems about dolls by a variety of poets, lovingly illustrated and divided into sections (Best Loved of All, Misfortunes of Dollhood,) with the last section being about Dolls-in-Law, including Gingerbreadmen, Poppy Dolls, Petunia Dolls. NOTE: This book has been sold.
When the peddler comes to the door with a beautiful china doll, the little girl comes up with an elaborate scheme to trade a featherbed for her. A classic, funny tale with splendid illustrations done in heavy black outlines and glowing earth tones. Bader #658. Note: This book has been sold.
Rover, a friendly sort of black and white terrier, gets in the way wherever he plays in the house, but when he goes for a walk with Betty and John, he rescues Dolly from the pond. Very attractive bright interiors, probably created as well as printed in Holland.