By Francois Theimer. English Edition edited by Florence Theriault. Readers will find this book informative and fascinating reading about French doll history of the 19th century up to 1925. But today a collector is looking for more than fascinating reading. Thousands of references to doll firms, inventors, stores, and actual dolls are arranged alphabetically within the 750 pages of this work, enabling collectors for the first time to research and document their antique doll treasures. Photographs or illustrations of marks, illustrations from original patent drawings, and actual advertisements from contemporary business registries accompany most entries. There are, of course, superb photographs of existing examples of actual dolls, many previously undocumented. Well-indexed, more than 4000 illustrations and color photographs.