The Collector’s Book of Dolls’ Clothes: Costumes in Miniature, 1700-1929 (Dorothy S., Elizabeth A. & Evelyn J. Coleman) soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Tables; Patterns; Glossary; 2-column text mainly, 3-column text (in part);
From the cover: A historical survey of the original clothes worn by the dolls made in France, Germany, and the English-speaking countries from 1700 to 1929, a documented chronological record, almost a social history of childhood itself all these and more are contained in this indispensable book: The Collectors Book of Dolls Clothes.
Presented here is a wealth of highly desirable, largely inaccessible information for all doll collectors and aficionados of doll art. The Colemans have devoted seven years of meticulous research to the preparation of this fine volume, making it a worthy companion to their highly respected Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls, which has become a bible for doll collectors in the United States and Europe.
Dolls dressed in their original clothes are one of the best sources of information for not only doll collectors but also students of costume. Often, dolls clothing represents what people actually wore more closely than any other historical record. …
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, more so to the edges of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
White boards with Red titling to the Spine. 794 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8¾”.
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