I have already posted about the doll collection of Queen Victoria which is at the Museum of London and the book of Frances H. Low's which was all about these doll's along with many watercolor illustrations by Alan Wright.
I have now found an article written in 1892 in London's "The Strand Magazine" all about the dolls and it can be downloaded from Archive.org HERE.
Go ahead indulge in a free download! :-)
I added this book to my collection after seeing it at a recent doll auction. The book was part of a box lot. I looked it over and it seemed interesting--tho the auction copy was completely destroyed--water-soaked which had washed off the lower half of the books print. Buyer beware! I got on Amazon and ordered a used copy and it just arrived today. It is written kind of conversationally and also references real people like we should all know them--individual doll collectors of the time (1940). Reads like a society page sometimes. It does have some American copyright applications for some dolls, which is interesting. I would love to see books with a lot more research on a specific kind of doll--especially wood dolls. I am tired of seeing stuff on the fancy European dolls.