New York: F.A.R. Gallery, .
About the item
One of 500 copies, this copy out-of-series. Hand-colored pochoir illustrations throughout. 12mo. Blue cloth spine and patterned paper boards, glassine dust-jacket. Fine. In original slipcase.
One of 500 copies, this copy out-of-series. A lovely little book, with the text (in facsimile of manuscript) and illustrations printed in collotype by Meridan Gravure, with the illustrative component hand-colored in pochoir by the Martha Berrien Studio. The narrative involves fanciful interaction between antique dolls resident in a museum. A trade edition was published in the 1960s. "Marian Curtis Foster was born in 1909 in Cleveland, Ohio ... She studied art at Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans and Grand Chaumiere in Paris. During the Depression, she worked for the Works Progress Administration drawing old toys and dolls in museums. It was her interest in old toys and dolls that led her to write and illustrate books for children using the dolls as characters in her books. Her illustrations are done in watercolor and gouache using a Chinese ink stick" - USM Library introduction to her gift to the library.