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Queen and Princess of Dollyland
1
Queen and Princess of Dollyland
New York: McLoughlin, ca.1879 
16mo Printed wraps. [8]pp with four very nice full-page color illustrations. Includes four rhyming stories about favorite dolls: The Princess Clarabelle, Princess Laura, Princess Peggy and The Queen of Dolly-Land. A toy book in Uncle Toby's Series. OCLC notes that this is probably a pirated edition. Leaves loose in wraps with light wear and some separation to spine, small tear throughout in bottom margins. About Very Good. A bright copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Miss Hickory, Bailey, Caroline Sherwin
2 Bailey, Caroline Sherwin
Miss Hickory
New York: Viking Press, 1946 First Edition Gannett, Ruth 
8vo Decorated cloth. 124pp with lovely full page and smaller lithographs by Ruth Gannett. The story of Miss Hickory, a doll fashioned from an apple-wood twig with a hickory nut head, and how she spends a harsh New Hampshire winter in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog and Ground Hog. This delightful fantasy won the 1947 Newbery Award. Light stain and tiny hole to base of spine else Very Good. Dustjacket lightly chipped, spine somewhat darkened and stained at base, price torn from upper flap.  
Price: 125.00 USD
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Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor, Brown, Margaret Wise
3 Brown, Margaret Wise
Doctor Squash the Doll Doctor
New York: Simon and Schuster (1952) First Edition Miller, J. P. 
8vo Pictorial boards with gold foil spine. [28]pp with great color illustrations by J. P. Miller. Doctor Squash takes care of all the dolls, the Teddy Bear and the Wooden Soldier. Then, when the good doctor becomes ill, all the dolls take care of him! Another charming story from the pen of Margaret Wise Brown. Little Golden Book 157. Very Good+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Kitty Kute's Kapers: A Story for Children, Cavanah, Elizabeth
4 Cavanah, Elizabeth
Kitty Kute's Kapers: A Story for Children
Chicago: George S. Carrington Co. 1923 Broun 
16mo Illustrated wraps. 33pp with four delightful color plates on coated stock signed by Broun. Kitty Kute and her friends, Ella Phant, Doggy Dan, and Bunny Boy are animal dolls that belong to the children Dick and Polly and this is the story of some of their adventures. Spine rubbed, covers a little soiled, gift inscription verso of upper cover. Child's penciled name to upper cover and in an upper page margin, in ink to (blank) last page. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Five Dolls in the Snow, Clare, Helen
5 Clare, Helen
Five Dolls in the Snow
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall (1967) First US Edition Aliki 
8vo White decorated cloth. 118pp with illustrations from line drawings by Aliki. Elizabeth again visits the dolls in their dollhouse and this time they share a cotton-wool snowfight, skating on the looking-glass pond, and a trip on the clock-work train. Two pinholes to rfep else Very Good+ Dustjacket torn and lightly worn. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Noble Doll, Coatsworth, Elizabeth
6 Coatsworth, Elizabeth
The Noble Doll
New York: Viking (1961) First Edition Politi, Leo 
8vo. Pink cloth. 48pp with lovely full and double-page color and black & white illustrations by Leo Politi. Set in Mexico, this is the story of an old woman fallen on hard times, the young girl who loves her, and a very special and very old doll, the beautiful Rosita, who helps to save this little family during the Christmas season. Fine in dustjacket with light spotting to lower panel, tiny chips at spine head. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Midnight Revels (SIGNED), Desch, John Michael
7 Desch, John Michael
Midnight Revels (SIGNED)
(San Francisco: Sunset Press) 1939 First Edition Kraemer, Xavier 
8vo Decorated blue cloth. 77pp with many full-page and smaller illustrations from the drawings of Xavier Kraemer, including pictorial endpapers. A story told in rhyme of the waking of the dolls and other toys at the stroke of midnight. Later they're joined by fairies, sprites and gnomes who fly in through the casement window and everyone has a wonderful time. When the cock crows, the dolls resume their places and the children awake to find their room not quite as they left it! Inscribed and signed by the author. Fine in lightly soiled, lightly edge worn dustjacket with small mark to lower panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Proud Roxana, Dow, Ethel C.
8 Dow, Ethel C.
The Proud Roxana
Philadelphia: Edward Stern, 1909 First Edition Wireman, Eugenie 
8vo Green cloth with large color paste-on. 130pp with six lovely color plates and smaller black & white drawings by Eugenie M. Wireman. Wireman studied with Howard Pyle at Drexel and her color illustrations are somewhat reminiscent of Jessie Willcox Smith. The story concerns the beautiful Parisian doll Roxana Rosebud and her little mother Jessie. Jessie, carrying Roxana, ventures into a place where she's not supposed to go and the fairies must come and rescue them. A Fine bright copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Dolls, Ehrlich, Bettina
9 Ehrlich, Bettina
Dolls
London: Oxford University Press, 1962 First Edition 
5"x6-1/2" Pictorial boards. [24]pp with lovely color illustrations by Bettina of the many different dolls there are to love. A few creased corner tips else Very Good+ in frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Lollipop Princess, Estes, Eleanor
10 Estes, Eleanor
The Lollipop Princess
New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1967) First Edition 
Oblong 16mo. Publisher's reinforced cloth. [32]pp illustrated with the author's charming little drawings in pink, black & white. This play for paper dolls was "written" by Jane of The Moffats and was in the original manuscript for that book. It was later omitted due to space constraints and herein published separately. Fine in lightly frayed dustjacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Katy Kruse Play Book, Fyleman, Rose
11 Fyleman, Rose
The Katy Kruse Play Book
Philadelphia: McKay (1930) Kruse, Katy 
Small 4to. Cloth with large pictorial onlay. Jeremy, Jack and Joyce's uncle wants them to be strong, brave and adventurous. In twelve delightful photographic color plates the Kathe Kruse dolls play tennis, exercise, ski, go boating, ride in their little car and on their motorcycle, and so on. A charming book. Tidy 1930 inscription to ffep else Near Fine. Dustjacket torn, spine heel lightly chipped. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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The Story of the Three Dolls, Gates, Josephine Scribner
12 Gates, Josephine Scribner
The Story of the Three Dolls
Chicago: Donohue (Bobbs-Merrill, 1905) Reprint Keep, Virginia 
Octavo. Red cloth with large color pictorial onlay. 148pp with eight black & white plates by Virginia Keep plus smaller illustrations as chapter headpieces and tailpieces. Gates, the author of the Live Dolls stories, says in her introduction that most of the stories in this book are based on true episodes and that the dolls which appear are not alive. All plates are present but the plate called for on page 8 appears as the frontis and the plate called for as the frontis appears as the cover illustration in this edition. Small bookplate to ffep, tiny holes along both joints, spine lettering a little faded else Very Good. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Candy Floss, Godden, Rumer
13 Godden, Rumer
Candy Floss
New York: Viking Press (1960) First Edition Adams, Adrienne 
8vo Decorated orange cloth. 63pp with lovely color and black & white lithographs throughout by Adrienne Adams. Candy Floss was a special little doll who brought good luck to her owner who ran the coconut toss at the fair. Then spoiled Clementina Davenport spyed Candy Floss and wanted her for her own. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (tiny chips to spine ends and corner tips, lower panel lightly dusted). 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Raggedy Ann Stories, Gruelle, Johnny
14 Gruelle, Johnny
Raggedy Ann Stories
Chicago: Volland (1918) Seventy-Fifth Edition 
8vo Pictorial boards. [96]pp with color illustrations by Johnny Gruelle. The story of Raggedy Ann, the wonderful old rag doll Marcella found in the attic, and of Raggedy Ann's friends, the other dollies and the fairies. The first Raggedy Ann book, issued as one of Volland's Happy Children Books. Inscription dated 1930. Light soil and wear to boards, upper edge of lower board bumped else Very Good. Original publisher's box dusted and soiled with cracks along side of bottom, lid with piece of side missing. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble, Gruelle, Johnny
15 Gruelle, Johnny
Raggedy Ann's Wishing Pebble
Joliet, IL Volland (1925) Twentieth Edition 
8vo. Color pictorial boards. [96]pp with pictorial endpapers and Johnny Gruelle's delightful color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann is the rag doll with the candy heart that says, "I love you," and Raggedy Andy is "just as kindly and cheery and generous as dear Raggedy Ann." A Volland "Happy Children" book. Corners and edges worn and rubbed, paper loss to spine, several pages torn along the gutter, a few separations between signatures. Quite clean and bright internally. About Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Stone Doll of Sister Brute, Hoban, Russell
16 Hoban, Russell
The Stone Doll of Sister Brute
New York: Macmillan (1968) First Edition Hoban, Lillian 
4.5"x7" Publisher's reinforced pictorial cloth. [32]pp with color illustrations throughout by Lillian Hoban. An unusual little book which is ultimately about love and family. Near Fine. Dustjacket torn and lightly worn, spine slightly sunned, crease to lower panel. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Doll Snatchers, Kassirer, Norma
17 Kassirer, Norma
The Doll Snatchers
New York: Viking Press (1969) First Edition Mackay, Donald A. 
8vo Red decorated cloth. 176pp with black & white illustrations by Donald Mackay. Someone is stealing valuable old dolls and only April and Clary can solve the mystery. This was Norma Kassirer's second book for children; her first was the well-known "Magic Elizabeth." Minor finger soil else Very Good in lightly edge worn dustjacket with a very small sticker pull to the lower spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Silent Playmate, Lewis, Naomi, edited and with an introduction by
18 Lewis, Naomi, edited and with an introduction by
The Silent Playmate
London: Victor Gollancz, 1979 First Edition Jones, Harold 
8vo Blue boards. 219pp. Illustrated with delightful line drawings by Harold Jones. A collection of seventeen stories for doll lovers of all ages by authors such as Laurence Housman, E. Nesbit, Kenneth Grahame and Charles Kingsley. Includes a short list of additional doll stories at the end of the book. Neat inscription verso of ffep else Very Good+ Dustjacket price-clipped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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El Ekeko (signed), Loeffler, Gisella
19 Loeffler, Gisella
El Ekeko (signed)
New York: A. S. Barnes (1964) 
8vo. Turquoise cloth. 46pp with marvelous stylized illustrations in bright, flat colors by the author. Loeffler was a noted Taos, New Mexico artist who often painted Mexican and South American child folklore figures. El Ekeko dolls, once the playmates of Inca children, bring happiness and prosperity to the homes in which they dwell. In a story set near La Paz in Bolivia at the El Ekeko Market, little Luz and her brother Nino have good luck and are able to purchase the best El Ekeko doll at the market. Signed Gisella Loeffler / Taos / New Mexico in lime green pencil. Fine in dustjacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Miss Flora McFlimsey's May Day, Mariana
20 Mariana
Miss Flora McFlimsey's May Day
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard (1987) First Edition Thus Howe, Caroline Walton 
Square 8vo Pictorial boards. [32]pp. Color illustrations by the author recreated by Caroline Walton Howe. Miss Flora McFlimsey is feeling blue as she thinks no one likes her because she isn't pretty. But the animals of the woods have a surprise in store for the little doll and crown her Queen of the May! Small, pale spot at fore-edge of first few leaves, spine darkened from bindery glue else Very Good. No dustjacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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