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Decorative and Extravagant –
Magic Realm of Lenci Dolls
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Here is another wonderful out-of-print and thus little known book on the fabulous Lenci doll. Published in 1990 and written by Sabine Reinelt, a collector, author and researcher of old dolls and toys, the book is an exhaustive study of the Lenci company, its creators and their amazing and magical creations.
Written with the cooperation of Beppe Garella, who at the time was the proprietor of the Lenci Company, and Carla Caso, the granddaughter of founders Elena and Enrico Scavini, the book offers a wealth of historical information and personal photographs never before seen.
The large format book is written in both German and English, with the pages of text formatted vertically half-and-half down the page. The beautiful lush color illustrations, especially the photographs taken by the author, are exquisite, capturing the fantastic variety of characters and range of objects produced, and the intricacy and detail of the costumes.
Condition: Brand-new, mint condition. Unopened in shrink-wrap covering, so inside pages will be clean and tight (photos below are of my own copy). 88 pages, 8-1/2" x 11" (1990).
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