The Miniature Library of Queen Mary’s Dolls' House (Hardcover)

The Miniature Library of Queen Mary’s Dolls' House By Elizabeth Ashby , Her Majesty the Queen (Foreword by), Kathryn Jones (Contributions by), Sophie Kelly (Contributions by), Emma Stuart (Contributions by), Kate Heard (Contributions by), Her Majesty Queen Camilla (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Ashby , Her Majesty the Queen (Foreword by), Kathryn Jones (Contributions by), Sophie Kelly (Contributions by), Emma Stuart (Contributions by), Kate Heard (Contributions by), Her Majesty Queen Camilla (Contributions by)
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A unique look inside the carefully crafted miniature library of the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.

Created between 1921 and 1924, the Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House is one of the most beautiful and famous dollhouses in the world. The structure was designed by British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and features the craftsmanship of over one thousand artists. The house was meticulously furnished, meant to serve as a representation of a real royal residence. It features electricity, running water, and working elevators, but perhaps most impressive of all is the house’s spellbinding Edwardian library, which includes more than three hundred miniature books, curated by the granddaughter of Queen Victoria Princess Marie Louise and the writer E.V. Lucas, who contacted hundreds of renowned authors to solicit original works. From poetry by Thomas Hardy to stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and gardening books to atlases, these works represent British aristocratic life and the best examples of art and literature of the time.

The Miniature Library of Queen Mary’s Dolls' House is accompanied by a Foreword by Her Majesty Queen Camilla, making it the premiere guidebook to the Crown’s miniature royal residence.

 

About the Author


Elizabeth Ashby is a curator of books and manuscripts at the Royal Collection Trust. She has contributed to Royal Collection titles including Charles II: Art and Power and The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy
 

Kathryn Jones is senior curator of decorative arts at Royal Collection Trust. Her previous books include The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760, European Silver in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, and For the Royal Table: Dining at the Palace.

Sophie Kelly was curatorial assistant, Royal Collection Trust.

Emma Stuart is senior curator of books and manuscripts, Royal Collection Trust, and has contributed to titles including Charles II: Art and Power and The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy.

Kate Heard is senior curator of prints and drawings at Royal Collection Trust. Her previous books include The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714–1760, Maria Merian’s Butterflies, and High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781909741577
ISBN-10: 1909741574
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English