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The treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collection

Author: Iona Archibald Opie; Robert Opie; Brian Alderson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Arcade Pub., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a social history of childhood through a collection of 20,000 rare books, comics, and other printed material, plus toys and games.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie; Iona Archibald Opie; Peter Opie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iona Archibald Opie; Robert Opie; Brian Alderson
ISBN: 1559700475 9781559700474
OCLC Number: 21288106
Description: 190 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Part one : The book collection. What makes a treasure? --
The beginnings --
Nursery novelties --
Mother Bunch, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard --
Classics in context --
Part two : Toys and games. Baby and toddler --
Companions --
Playing at living --
Toys and books that move --
Can you do? --
Sociable games --
Rumbustiousness --
Making and doing --
Festivity.
Responsibility: Iona and Robert Opie and Brian Alderson.

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Presents a social history of childhood through a collection of 20,000 rare books, comics, and other printed material, plus toys and games.

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