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Antique Dolls and Doll Houses
Dolls have been an important part of our lives for thousands of years. Dolls have been found in the ruins of many ancient civilizations including the Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras.

Dolls have gradually taken on more and more lifelike appearances and texture, as design and techniques have improved, but it is clear that even the earliest dolls were meant to be played with and were a source of education and endearment. Dolls have been made of many materials during their development, firstly wood or clay, then composition (pulped wood/paper), wax, porcelain (china and bisque).

Dolls were first represented as adults, but in the mid 1800's the French "Bebe" came along which looked like a young girl. This changed the way dolls were portrayed from then on, and this trend has continued to this day.


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Dolls of the Art Deco Era, 1910-1940: Collect and Restore by Susanna Oroyan
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Rediscover favourite dolls from the Art Deco era. Flappers and vamps, co-eds and clowns, bed dolls, & accessories - all that are easy to make and embellish. A unique history of dolls and doll making in the years between the World Wars and shows how to collect, repair and restore old dolls, then create one's own art deco beauty. Filled with full-colour photography.


Dolls Houses: Complete Decorating Tecniques
William Davis
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A fully illustrated step-by-step guide to ideas and techniques for decorating your doll's house. Includes professional guidance on all aspects of doll's house decorating, from working on a small scale to rebuilding a trellis for the exterior. Provides an inspirational gallery of finished interiors from the very best traditional and contemporary doll's house decorators.



The innovative and realistic fabric dolls made by Chad Valley, Farnell, Dean's Rag Book Company, Norah Wellings and others during the 1920s and 1930s are great favourites with collectors, and extensive research has been carried out by the author. This book is intended not only for those beginning a collection but also for the experienced and discerning collector.


The Collector's Guide to British Dolls Since 1920
Colette Mansell
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A concise history of the doll industry over the last 300 years in Europe, the United States and the Far East. It shows how dolls have developed and will be a useful guide to all who enjoy dolls, whether they collect them or not. Typical examples of dolls from each area are illustrated, together with a number of rarities.



Dolls
Caroline Goodfellow
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Kitty Dale 1959: A Collectible Vintage Fashion Paper Doll
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Product details
Paperback: 8 pages
Publisher: Lulu.com (30 Jun 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1430321512
ISBN-13: 978-1430321514
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.6 x 0.3 cm


Collector's Encyclopedia of Composition Dolls I: 2
Ursula R. Mertz
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Product details
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Collector Books (Jan 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574320807
ISBN-13: 978-1574320800
Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.4 x 2.6 cm



Product details
Hardcover: 397 pages
Publisher: Collector Books; Collectors edition (Sep 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1574323784
ISBN-13: 978-1574323788
Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.8 x 2.8 cm


Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950:
Identification and Values:2
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This sumptuous book offers an overview of the history of dolls' houses and their furniture, based on the celebrated collections of the V&A Museum of Childhood. Presented as a walk through the rooms of the houses and illustrated with close-up details that show the craftsmanship and care of their makers and owners, this is an essential book for any dolls' house enthusiast.


Dolls' Houses: From the V&A Museum of Childhood
Halina Pasierbska
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The Small World of Antique Dolls' Houses Flora Gill Jacobs
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Product details
Hardcover: 440 pages
Publisher: Lake Isle Press (30 Dec 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1891105078
ISBN-13: 978-1891105074
Dimensions: 28.4 x 22.4 x 3.6 cm


Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo Alan Pate
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For the art enthusiast, the doll collector, as well as the casual reader, the world of Japanese dolls is a fascinating one to explore. For many centuries Japanese doll artisans created spectacular works of art, invested with both significant cultural meaning and elemental beauty. The focus of this book is on collecting, and, how to preserve and care for dolls.

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