Phonograph Dolls and Toys
Robin & Joan Rolfs
Paperback, 8.5” x 11", 226 pp, w/color illustrations (List $40)
The Rolfs have long been regarded as experts in the field of Nipper collectibles, and this book establishes them as experts in the area of children's records, phonograph toys and talking dolls as well. This very informative and attractive volume covers the history of recorded sound as it was marketed to children, from the Edison Talking Doll of 1890 to the digital toys of the 21st century. Over 500 color illustrations document talking dolls, kiddie records, children's phonographs, phonograph dancing toys and games. For anyone interested in children's records and toys (or those simply wishing to revisit their childhood), this book's for you! A price guide is included.