From the Back Cover
A selection of 52 of the most interesting and well-researched articles from past issues of Doll Reader magazine have been compiled for your reading enjoyment into The Best of Doll Reader, Volume IV. With topics ranging from some of the earliest antique dolls to those being debuted at recent Toy Fairs in New York City, the reader is introduced to doll collecting at its finest.
Dolls of china, bisque, papier-mache, metal and wood are covered in the antique section, as well as automata and dolls with unusual hair styles. In the collectible section there are articles about composition, celluloid, cloth and vinyl dolls, and types of dolls from babies to the fashion dolls. In addition, the dolls which debuted at the 1986-1988 Toy Fairs are also featured.
The variety of topics covered in these articles are sure to please the most discriminate doll collector.