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World Guide to Dolls by Valerie Jackson Douet, Published by Apple Press, 1993, 1st edition, Hardcover, Pgs 144, Colour photos throughout, index, bibliography.

Condition: Dust jacket slight curl of top front, boards good, internally some spotting of pre title page as with reverse of rear endpaper. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.

Dolls are among the most popular of all collectibles and, despite steadily rising prices,
dedicated enthusiasts worldwide continue to relish this enthralling hobby. Whether you collect dolls for their sheer beauty, for their potential investment value, or maybe, even, to recapture fond childhood memories, ‘World Guide to Dolls” will be an invaluable companion. An excellent source of reference for new and advanced collectors alike, “World Guide to Dolls” features hundreds of beautiful dolls from all the major doll-making traditions. Stunning photographs of the dolls provide an invaluable visual check for those wonderful times when you track down a much sought-after doll in a market, auction house or dealer's catalogue. For ease of use the book is divided into sections on each of the diverse materials from which dolls are made, including china, wax, wood and some of the new materials such as rubber and celluloid. In every chapter the author provides collector's tips with valuable advice on makers' marks, availability and, above all, condition, for it is this, together with the clothes, that make a doll attractive to collectors. Likewise, the book will help you to avoid making costly mistakes. World Guide to Dolls gives you the knowledge you need to buy a doll with confidence and make the most of these charming toys. Chapters include: Wooden Dolls, Wax Dolls, Papier Mache and Composition, China and Parian, Bisque Dolls, New Materials, Cloth Dolls, Paper Dolls, Dollhouse Dolls. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Manukau City, Auckland, NZ

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