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1856 Paper Dolls And How To Make Them Book For Little Girls
New York: Anson Davies Fitz Randolph, 1856. Please read condition report carefully. "I am sure that you and your mothers will all agree with me in saying that playing with paper dolls is the most delightful and most varied and at the same time the most simple and the least expensive of all your amusements" The first American book on paper doll making, Paper Dolls and How to Make Them, A Book for Little Girls published by Anson D. F. Randolph in 1856. It includes some hand-colored plates of dolls and clothing for children to trace, make their own and enjoy play. First edition 1856 New York "John A Gray's fire proof printing office NY" Publisher Anson Davies Fitz Randolph (1820-1896) was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey. 22 pages of text of instructions followed by 8 Plates of dolls, fashions and clothing style of that time period. some excerpts from the text: Eight or nine years ago I first saw a genuine modern paper doll, this was the beginning in our family of the reign of paper dolls. This is one of the charms of paper doll playing But I suppose that you want to see one of these wonderful paper dolls, if you are so unfortunate as never to have had that pleasure. So I make haste and tell you how to make them. You will need a pattern to guide you, in your first attempt you will find several at the end of the book, take a piece of thin paper lay it over one of these and trace it cut out, ...and I wish you much joy in playing with it Be careful and do not cut the shoulder straps so narrow that they will be torn open the first time the dress is put on My little girls name their … [Click Below for Full Description]
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