Ragged Soldier Sutlery and Vintage Volumes
Generally in Alphabetical Order but with Some Obvious Placement of a Couple of Categories at the Top
Dolls & Accessories
Articles: Virginia's Veranda
About Us & Picture
Books, 19th Century Reproductions
Craft Supplies & Sundries
Dolls & Accessories
DVD about Emma Edmonds
Needlework Necessities and Novelties
Parlor Games & Entertainments
Sundries and Craft Supplies
Speaking and Consulting
Paper Dolls and How to Make Them
This book was first published in 1856. We were introduced to the book when we saw a copy in the reference library of a museum. I fell in love with the book after reading the passage:
"If, after your first doll is finished, you should say, 'What a horrid-
We thought it would be perfect for the living history community for historic sites or reenactments. We searched for one to reproduce and, in a stroke of luck, located a copy and the task began. It was our goal to reproduce a facimile that was so accurately copied that it would be difficult to tell from the original. Besides serving the reenacting community, as mentioned above, this printing also allows modern readers to see exactly a book that was available and the thoughts of the writer of 150 years ago.
This version is the result of carefully scanning and cleaning the images of the original to remove the dirt, aged paper color, and blemishes that crept into this book over the 150 years since its first publication. In the first illustration to the right, the original book is on the left with the reproduction to the right. You can see the size is the same (about 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall) and we strove to replicate the color of cover stock and the gold lettering.
In the second image, there is one of the color plates.
The only obvious change from the original is the addition of an ISBN number and the copyright information about this imprint on the copyright page.
We hope you are as pleased with this book as we are to produce it!
22 pages plus 8 color plates. Paperbound
A copy of Paper Dolls and How to Make Them costs $6.95.
If you want to look at the previous item in the