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Author Name:    MILET, Jacques and Robert FORBES. FORBES, Robert PRESSLAND, David

Title:   Toy Boats, 1870-1955 : A Pictorial History from the Forbes Magazine Collection 1st US in dj

Publisher:    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York , 1979, ISBN:0684159678 

Seller ID:   30777

MILET, Jacques and Robert FORBES. Toy Boats, 1870-1955 : A Pictorial History from the Forbes Magazine Collection. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, (October 1979). First US Edition. Pp 110. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated paper-covered boards. Chapters : 1. Ocean Liners; 2. River Boats; 3. Warships;4. Submarines; 5. Speedboats, Rowboats, Floor Boats and the Rest. "These t in toys were objects to be played with rather than be looked at and consequently the vast majority were destroyed or damaged by their youthful owners.All Nineteenth Century and early Twentieth Century toys are now rare objec ts that many people today have never seen. Some years ago I heard that Forbes Magazine was putting together a collection of toy boats and later I was privileged to visit it. Among the over 300 Forbes vessels are many large and important early toy boats, but for perspective, it also contains many more recent and mundane toys that give a balance of light and shade so essential to any collection." - from the dj. Foreword by Malcolm Forbes. Introduction by David Pressland. Vg in dj. 50.00


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