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
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).