Doll Books

Books primarily about dolls or dollhouses, also puppets.
20178 Toys At Play by Reid photos by Waite. Marshall Fields.

Toys at Play.

It's 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression. As the Children drowsily wait for their mother to finish shopping, they think about what they want for Christmas, and the toys in Marshall Fields begin to come alive. There must be about 50 dolls and toys in this books, all caught by the photographer in the midst of their play. Very bright colours. Sturdy enough for a modern child, of interest to a toy and doll collector.

$110.00

 

21601 Nutcracker of Nuremberg by Cooke.

Nutcracker of Nuremberg.

"A Christmas Fantasy based on the Old Hoffmann Legend". Generously illustrated in woodcut style with each detail adding to the story (not just repeated margin decorations). The story of two children and their new friend the Nutcracker, who tells them the wonderful and familiar stories of his past.

$48.00

 

21062 The Journey of Bangwell Putt by Mariana.

The Journey of Bangwell Putt.

A reproduction of the original hand lettered hand-coloured book, this book retains the charm of the heroine, a stumpy little doll from Deerfield who longs for adventure. Bangwell Putt has one memorable night at a ball in the Museum in New York.

$45.00

 

20413 LifeandAdventuresofGeneralSpooley by Falls.

The Life and Adventures of General Spooley.

Already a little tree with a glorious future in mind, our tree witnesses a Great War (Civil War) battle with a victorious Union Army. He decides that he wants to become a general, so he grows straight and tall. He is chosen for toy shop lumber and becomes the leader of 11 wooden soldiers for Tommy's Christmas. His excellent discipline and strategy ensure Tommy's victories, and even when some of his men are worn and lost, he is promoted to General and put in charge of a successful army of spools. Then as Tommy grows up, General Spooley helps him with his studies and accompanies him to his base, meeting the original General as an old man. A happy ending ensues for them both, unlike the fate of Andersen's tree. An odd, original book, by a military expert, with rather primitive but charming and colourful chromos, not in Hunt.

$225.00

 

19852 A Doll's Day by Brown.

A Doll's Day.

A doll relates the events of her day with "Mother"", hour by hour, in verse with the text and decorated capital on one side and a bold black deco illustration with orange and teal details. Between each verse is a spread with a cuckoo clock on one side and a large drawing of the coming poem on the other. A very charming period piece, designed with care.

$145.00

 

20315 MarjoriesLiteraryDolls by Beard, photo illus.

Marjorie's Literary Dolls.

The story of Mr. George Abihad Wolsen, a real doll belonging to Emma Beard Patten's young friend, "Marjorie"; he and his family live in a large white dollhouse (these are 10 or 11" dolls) and writes up a storm. Unlike the sequel, Marjorie's Little Doll School, this story is mostly about adults, so it has a kind of Young Visiters quality. The author and her young friend imagine/play the story as they go along. Early photographic illustration. (Mus White 460)

$90.00

 

The Story of Woofin-Poofin written and illus by Marguerite Buller. 1929, 1st.

The Story of Woofin-Poofin.

How a little Staffordshire dog finds his true master and home, with plays along the way from the toyshop to the home of the charwoman's son. Large flat pictures in beautiful colours.

$45.00

 

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