Books primarily about dolls or dollhouses, also puppets.
Edith, the Lonely Doll, befriends a very small Shetland pony. Please 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. NOTE: This Book Has Been SOLD.
During the dolls' banishment to the wash house, they while away the endless time by staying put and telling their stories. At last the children, grown up and understanding the meaning of the doll's house, discover it again.
Hanka dances with her doll Marta and takes her everywhere, until one day she is lost in the snow. How can she leave for America without her? Set in a traditional Polish family as World War One threatens. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.
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.
Many coloured and black and white illustrations grace this doll story. How a selfish little girl stole the dancing music box doll belonging to Jack, the coconut shy booth man, and broke it. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
"a word in favor of that good old-fashioned plaything, the Doll, which one sometimes hears decried by sensible people who have no children of their own." As the doll narrator passes from a careless, loving daughter of an elegant household, to a careful mother in a hardworking poor family, to a lively Baby, she tries at all times to be useful to her child and to accept her aging gracefully. A charming book, sometimes incorrectly attributed to Richard Horne (Mrs. Fairstar) because it was referred to as a "companion piece" in an early publisher's catalogue.
Note: This book has been sold.
Ben first saw the Stocking Child stuck in a tangle of burrs. They spent the day together in the countryside, listening carefully, for the stocking child had lost one button eye and could hear even the sound of happiness. A tender story, typical of this author, about a little boy and his doll, without a hint of sermonizing.
NOTE: This book has been sold.
A little girl in Taxco, Mexico, gets a blonde doll. A book with a stereotyped plot, but with appealing pictures of the little girl.