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Auction for 4 very beautiful books; 3 are in very good condition
Superb photos


1. Teddy Bears. A complete guide to history, collecting & care. 1995 1st ed. Sue Pearson & Dottie Ayers. Macmillan, NY

Starting a collection
Types of bears from around the world, history; makers;
Many photos showing the variations in designs and details; tags & labels
Care of bears
List of Teddy Bear artists (incl NZ); events; Clubs; shops, magazines, makers, Museums

180pp; coloured photos; index; glossary; large hard covers, gilt lettering
D/jkt; sml tear lower front corner; v/faint scuffs


2. Teddy's World. Mirja de Vries. 2002 1st ed. Joost Elffers, NY

A journey through the world as seen from the eyes of a Teddy Bear. Superb photos showing many types of Teddy Bears in various situations
A wonderful book for a Teddy lover

Unpaginated; coloured photos including fold-out; pictorial epps; very large hard covers w/jkt


3. Bear Works. Bearmaking for everyone from beginners to Bear Artists. Rose Hill. 2000 1st ed. Connacht Books, Auck

Tools; patterns; attaching nose and ears; patterns for faces; paws & claws
Proportions; clothing patterns; accessories
Fur treatments; dyeing, antiquing, special effects
Miniature bears
Designing your own bear
Care and repair

103pp; coloured photos; diagrams; patterns; index; conversion tables; large s/covers, crease lower rear cover corner


4. The Teddy Bear Catalog. Prices, care and repair, lore. Peggy and Alan Bialosky. 1980 1st edition. Workman, NY

Bear hunting. Antique bears. Clothes
Care & repair
Price Guide
Directory: Teddy Bear Clubs; shops, magazines, makers
Huge number of photos with details, values

223pp; b/w photos & illusts; s/covers; sl chips to cover corners & spine head
The old glue has cracked and some pages are threatening to come loose because of this. Too good to throw away though




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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