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Lenci: The History And The Dolls

It has been nearly thirty years since any American book has been published on this celebrated Italian doll company. Years of primary research by Lenci expert Nancy Lazenby have resulted in the most comprehensive book ever created, tracing the company s eighty-two-year history and production of fine felt dolls. Based on founder Elena Scavini s unpublished memoirs, interviews with her grand-daughter and with Bibija Garella, one of the last owners of the company, as well as with key people involved in the final decades of Lenci s history, this stunning volume also features more than four hundred color photos of dolls and other items made by the company. The full reference section presents detailed photos of specific features by which Lenci dolls can be identified, a visual history of the various tags used from 1919 through 2001 and a close look at a variety of felt dolls often misidentified as Lencis. This beautiful book is an invaluable reference for beginning and advanced collectors alike.

Hardcover: 216 pages

Publisher: Reverie Publishing; 1 edition (July 30, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1932485457

ISBN-13: 978-1932485455

Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.8 x 12.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #998,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #167 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Dolls #125476 in Books > History

This much awaited book provides an in-depth look into the history of the Lenci Company. The detailed study of the dolls is a must for any collector. The photography is wonderful. The dolls are presented in categories that make it easy for future reference. This is a classic that belongs in any doll collector's library.

This high quality book has a detailed history of Lenci production, including many very rare dolls that most collectors have never seen. The biographical information is full and complete and the photographs are extremely well done. This book is a must have for the Lenci doll collector or anyone interested in the history of felt dolls.

A wonderful book perfect for the Lenci lover...reasonably priced and loaded with great pictures and information.

Absolutely beautiful book. The photos are wonderful, the paper is high quality and it's well written in an interesting historical way. If you're a Lenci lover or a doll collector - it's a must have.

Beautiful book goes over certain face types and years.One thing I was looking for that it does not have is a catalog of the individual dolls.It's a good book but not a complete one.

This is a beautiful book, lovely color pictures, and very informative. I wish it was longer! Glad I bought it because there aren't many books on these type of dolls.

This book covers these type of dolls, history and with fantastic photos and ways to know if a doll is a Lenci. I would recommend this book for any doll collector.

thius is a great book. the dolls are so well made. i just cant imagine anyone having this great talent. i wish i was able to make them so life-like.

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