The History of Wax Dolls (Mary Hillier)

The History of Wax Dolls (Mary Hillier) lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: Souvenir Press, 1985, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Chronological tables [1]; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece;

From the cover: As a child of her age, Alice in Wonderland would no doubt have been fully aware of Victorian poured wax dolls. She lived or was invented in the heyday of the wax doll-making craft, the middle years of the 19th century, when the first wax dolls were being produced. Today, such dolls comprise the fastest growing sector of the international doll collecting field and are once again appreciated for their charm, character and skilled construction. This current and deserved enthusiasm for the wax doll as a collectors item has been accompanied by an increasing interest in the history of the subject (much of which has, over the last century, remained shrouded in obscurity), and a need for an authoritative reference on it.

This fascinating and unparalleled publication, by world-renowned authority Mary Hillier, meets the need fully and provides the first definitive reference on the history of wax dolls. In six comprehensive se…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 8½”.

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