Books primarily about dolls or dollhouses, also puppets.
A delightful tale in which the author, Emma Patten Beard, and her young friend "Marjorie" create an elaborate game in which Marjorie's dolls go to boarding school, presided over by the charming Miss Littledoll and three teachers. Beard herself attended Bradford Academy in Massachusetts near the turn of the century, and her memories of a peaceful prewar life away at school are exact and loving. The little girl's sewing ability is quite impressive. Early photographic illustration (Mus White 488) Embossed gold foil emblem, Page & Shaw, Boston laid in.
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)
Their shabby dolls' house is pushed aside to make room for the Tidy Castle, but the inhabitants of Racketty-Packetty house have a great romps all the same. (With this Burnett title, the American book is the true first.) Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD
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.
A photographic story of Edith the doll (Lenci?) and a little Bear with simple text. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.
... they finally lit with a soft blump upon the bottom. The bottom of what? That was just what Raggedy Ann wished to know. "Where are we, Raggedy Andy?" she laughed "I guess we are at the bottom" Raggedy Andy replied. So begins an adventure, in which the dolls meet Little Weakie, Mr. and Mrs. Cookie, the Snitznoodle, the inflatable Hungry Howloon, and the ill-tempered Hookie the Goblin. Gruelle created this book from his October and December 1923 series, United Features Syndicate. Note: This book has been sold.
"According to Gruelle, the idea for a camel character came from a cloth toy purchased for his children. When Gruelle removed dangerously sharp leg skewers and plopped the stuffed camel down on a table, its knees crumpled and a new character was born." Patricia Hall, Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle (2001) Note: This book has been sold.
The Deep, Deep Woods holds adventures with witches and magicians for Raggedy Ann and Andy. Created by Gruelle from his syndicated cartoon of May and June,1923. Note: This book has been sold.
A little wooden doll lives with the meadow animals. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.
The experiences of Polly Sumner, a French fashion doll in Boston during the American Revolution who once brought a note to Paul Revere and is now residing in the Old State House. Miss Boutwell, a children's librarian, came from an old NE family.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.