Lot 1004: PAPER DOLLS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM, A BOOK FOR LITTLE GIRLS BY ANSON RANDOLPH. Published in 1856, "New York: Anson D. Randolph, 683 Br...Platinum House
December 3, 2010
Delaware, OH, USALive Auction
Description: PAPER DOLLS AND HOW TO MAKE THEM, A BOOK FOR LITTLE GIRLS BY ANSON RANDOLPH. Published in 1856, "New York: Anson D. Randolph, 683 Broadway." Flexible cloth cover stamped with gold lettering. Twenty-two pages plus seven handcolored plates. The first American book published on paper doll making. Inscribed, "Mary H. Wallace / from her sisters Lizzie & Lydia / Sep 26th 1856". 6 3/4" h. 5 1/4" w.
Cloth cover has a few frayed threads along the edge. Soiling and shelf wear. Interior pages with foxing and some stains. Some separation from the thread binding. Pages with tears, writing in pencil and ink. Missing plate III.
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