Books primarily about dolls or dollhouses, also puppets.
A modern folk tale of good and evil toymakers and how they prepare for a competition at the king's palace, including a talking doll and an adventure over the snowy mountains. Uncommon in this nice edition, printed on good quality paper.
A broken clockwork mouse and child follow the child's dream of a home and family. Hailed as a classic when it appeared, this is a complex fantasy, full of logical tricks and high adventure. "A rich, disturbing, very touching book" Kirkus. This edition, not uncommon, has always been puzzling to date, it looks newer than 1967 but is certainly early, pre ISBN; it does not feel like a book club.
Impunity Jane, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly and Ivy, Candy Floss. Coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings by Baynes.
A matter-of-fact rag doll writes of her first days with her mama, a busy little girl of about five. Photos of Delicia, her mama, and her new stuffed friends on every spread. Adolphus, of Delicia and Adolphus, appears at the end.
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
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.
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.