The Paper Doll's House of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, Aged Twelve. Eric BOMAN.
The Paper Doll's House of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, Aged Twelve

The Paper Doll's House of Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, Aged Twelve

New York: Thames & Hudson, 2014. 4to. 80 pages. Includes 5 sheets of punchcards in pocket at end. Color illustrations. Pictorial boards. A near-fine copy. Item #405237
ISBN: 9780500650417

FIRST EDITION. Signed by author on the title-page. "In 1884, a remarkable twelve-year-old girl made a paper doll's house. While these were fashionable enough at the time, they were usually drawn and painted. Miss Sarah Elizabeth Birdsall Otis, however, chose the medium of collage: scraps of wallpaper, gilded trim, colored-in cut-outs of furniture, and engravings from mail-order catalogs, all glued down unselfconsciously in book form with no regard for scale or realism. What makes the album so special is its creator's stunning, innate artistry" (the publisher).

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