Doll Books

Here are doll, toys, and dollhouse books from the 19th and 20th century.

The Mennyms Alive.
Waugh, Sylvia.
/Patrick Benson, jacket, illustrator.

The Mennyms a family of life-size dolls wake up to find their household has been moved from Brocklehurst Grove. They are in the care of an antique dealer, Daisy Maughan, who gives them an unused flat and soon suspects their secret. The final volume.

NY: Greenwillow, 1996, 1st printing Am. Orange brown cloth backed boards, 224 pp.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; no flaws in book or jacket; as new.
Waugh, Sylvia.
/Patrick Benson, jacket, illustrator.

The Mennyms move to the country and are discovered by a human being.

New York: William Morrow and Company, Greenwillow Books, 1994, 1st printing American; in green boards and endpapers, jacket with doll and "outsider" looking out a window over the countryside, 8vo; 255 pp.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Fine jacket; crossed out name, otherwise as new, unclipped 15.00. SEE OUR OTHER MENNYM LISTINGS. WE HAVE THEM ALL.
19892 The Three Toymakers by Williams, ill Hughes.
Williams, Ursula Moray.
/Shirley Hughes, illustrator.

A modern folk tale of good and evil toymakers and how they prepare for a competition at the king's palace, including a talking doll and an adventure over the snowy mountains. Uncommon in this nice edition, printed on good quality paper.

New York: Thomas Nelson, (co. 1970, 1971) 1st US stated; red paper boards; in jacket with Children's Spring Festival 1971 Honor Book medal; with a purple forest of snow, on the front, Rudi carrying Old Peter, on the back, Malkin sneaking though the forest with Marta the doll running behind; 8vo; 156 pp
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, clean; in crisp jacket with 1/4" closed tear; unclipped 3.95