on June 19, 2014
If you're interested in composition dolls at all, this book is necessary (as is volume 2). Most of the manufacturers included aren't covered in other reference books.
It's well-researched, and a wealth of information. It's hard to stay on track to look for one thing, as you're continually distracted by other interesting entries.
on June 14, 2007
I have the other Ursula R. Mertz book on compo dolls and both are just great! I would recommend both books!
1) Photos: Large, bright, highly detailed!
2) Descriptions: Very accurate. Ursula is probably one of the most knowledgeable people on this subject around today!
3) Well written. Well researched.