Doll Books

20275 Doll in Dimity Harry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton ca. 1910

The Doll in Dimity.

A big story in a tiny book. The no-nonsense Doll in Dimity arrives to cure Mabel May of her dreadful treatment of her dolls. First she wakes Mabel up and makes her clean and mend her many abandoned dolls and stitch their clothes. Then with a firm grip she steers Mabel through the streets, followed by a parade of dolls in search of poor children who will love them more. Needless to say, Mabel May reforms and learns to love. (19th c dolls like wax and wax over composition mentioned).

$225.00

 

22508 The Red Horse by Elsa Moeschlin

The Red Horse.

A faithful reissue whose colour closely approaches the rare original. Peter wants so much for his little wooden horse to grow that the impossible occurs. A Swiss picture book by a native Swedish artist. Mentioned in Hurlimann.

$150.00

 

19892 The Three Toymakers by Williams, ill Hughes.

The Three Toymakers

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.

$100.00

 

21246 Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban, ill Lillian Hoban.

The Mouse and His Child.

A broken clockwork mouse and child follow the child's dream of a home and family. Hailed as a classic when it appeared, this is a complex fantasy, full of logical tricks and high adventure. "A rich, disturbing, very touching book" Kirkus. This edition, not uncommon, has always been puzzling to date, it looks newer than 1967 but is certainly early, pre ISBN; it does not feel like a book club.

$65.00

 

20541 Four Dolls by Godden, ill Pauline Baynes.

Four Dolls.

Impunity Jane, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly and Ivy, Candy Floss. Coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings by Baynes.

$32.00

 

The Mennyms

The Mennyms.

The Mennyms, a family of life-size rag dolls living in a house in England and passing as human, see their peaceful existence threatened when the landlord announces he is coming from Australia for a visit.

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$45.00

 

The Mennyms Alive.

The Mennyms Alive.

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.

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$20.00

 

Mennyms in the Wilderness

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

$12.00

 

Four Dolls.

Impunity Jane, The Fairy Doll, The Story of Holly and Ivy, Candy Floss. Coloured plates and numerous black and white drawings by Baynes. A nice opportunity to have all these books, by a well known illustrator.

$25.00

 

Home is the Sailor.

Home is the Sailor.

Sian's dollhouse had so many lady dolls, but no men dolls, until Curly the sailor arrived on the scene. The last of Godden's doll books gives a boy doll a voice.

$25.00

 

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