The Collector’s History of Dolls (Constance Eileen King)

The Collector’s History of Dolls (Constance Eileen King) lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: Robert Hale, 1977, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Glossary;

From the cover: The most complete study available of the historical development of the doll, traced in relation to the social context of the lives of the child owners. Though defined as a representation of the human form to be played with as a toy by a child, the doll is here examined in its widest sense, and includes such items as piano babies, bathing beauties, boudoir dolls, fashion and crèche figures, all of which now fall within the ever-widening ambit of the collector.

Though many of the dolls discussed are of fine quality, the cheap substitutes made by very poor children are also included wherever possibl…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper snagged at the head of the spine with a rather untidy tear resultant. Dust wrapper marked on the verso with the price clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXX] 608 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7½”.

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