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120 b/w Photographs & 8 Colour Plates. Very Good/Very Good. 4to 0706350197 Dust jacket slightwear to edge, unclipped. Blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. No inscription. 136 pages clean and tight. The toys, dolls, games and furniture of the old-fashioned nursery are becoming increasingly popular with collectors, and many museums and houses now have special displays devoted to nursery antiques. This book provides a guide to the great variety of objects associated with childhood throughout the ages, but with particular emphasis on items of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries which are more readily available to collectors. The furnishings of the nursery, the clothes the children wore, the crockery, glass and cutlery they used and the dolls and toys they played with are all described and illustrated. In addition there are chapters on optical toys, games and hobbies and nursery literature. The book also includes a useful list of museums and houses to visit. Fully illustrated throughout with 120 black-and-white photographs and 8 colour plates, this book will prove an invaluable guide for the collector and for all those interested in the old-fashioned world of childhood.
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