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    The Queen's Dolls' House (Royal Collection) (Hardback) By (author) Lucinda Lambton

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    DescriptionFrom simple one-room cottages to multilevel castles, dollhouses have long been treasured by children and adults alike. In an ever-expanding array of sizes and styles, they may be closely modeled on reality or wildly whimsical. Few, however, approach the splendor of the royal dollhouse on display at Windsor Castle. With running water, electricity, two working elevators, and many other delights, there can be no question that this is a dollhouse fit for a queen. This lavishly illustrated volume offers a detailed history of the creation, decoration, and furnishing of this extraordinary dollhouse. Commissioned in the 1920s for Queen Mary and designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the house is a perfect scale replica of an Edwardian residence, complete in every detail. Its library boasts original works by the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, and Edith Wharton. Its wine cellar is replete with tiny bottles containing thimblefuls of real vintage wine. And, naturally, its tiny residents eschew pink convertibles in favor of the fleet of elegant Rolls Royce limousines housed in the miniature garage. These and hundreds of other charming features are lovingly detailed in color, with extensive use of material from the royal archives, detailing for the first time the contributions of the artists, craftspeople, and donors involved in its creation. An imaginative tour of this smallest and grandest of aristocratic residences, which receives thousands of full-sized visitors each year, "The Queen's Dolls' House" is full of surprises that will captivate toy collectors, miniaturists, and fans of the royal family alike.

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    The Queen's Dolls' House
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lucinda Lambton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 132
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905686261
    ISBN 10: 1905686269

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    BIC subject category V2: AFT, WFH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC002000
    B&T Approval Code: A04504900
    DC22: 745
    BISAC V2.8: ANT015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BISAC V2.8: ART006020
    DC22: 745.59230941
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGC, AMC
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Royal Collection Trust
    Imprint name
    Royal Collection Trust
    Publication date
    15 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Lucinda Lambton is a writer, photographer and broadcaster well known for her much-loved books on architectural oddities.