A pastiche of the most interesting rare and early dolls by the weaver of words, former curator of the Museum of the City of NY, John Darcy Noble. An expert on early wooden and wax dolls up to the early bisque dolls, Mr. Noble gives his insights into the social periods that produced these interesting and lovely dolls. Religious figures from the 17th century through toy dolls from the last quarter of the 19th are discussed and pictured. Enjoyable reading and an excellent reference on rare and unusual dolls, this is a “must have” book! 75 color photos 128 pages. 8-1/2″ x 11″ HB.