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The Doorstop Book
An Encyclopedia of Doorstop Collecting with Price Guide
Authors John and Nancy Smith
This outstanding new book features over 1000 doorstops photographed in full color and organized by subject matter: Flowers and Fruit, Birds, Animals (Cats, Dogs, Horses, Donkeys, Sheep, Cows, Pigs, Rabbits, Squirrels, Mice, Giraffes, Elephants, Camels, Lions, Monkeys, Amphibians, Reptiles, Fish, Dolphins, Seals, Bears, Deer, Elk, Foxes), Covered Wagons and Coaches, Native American and Symbols, People, Houses, Windmills, Nautical, and other Miscellaneous Doorstops.
"The Doorstop Book" is by far, the most informative and comprehensive book written to date on doorstops! An extensive introduction covers the broad history and evolution of doorstops, reproductions, directions for cleaning doorstops, ideas for displaying and decorating with doorstops, plus much more. The introduction is followed with a thorough coverage of cast iron foundries and designers and sculptors involved in the production of doorstops. Copies of original catalogues and price lists are also included.
Gathered from various prominent collections, this book represents some of the finest doorstops ever produced and gives the reader a broad, encyclopedic view of the hobby. Current values are included with each full colored picture along with a detailed description and measurements of the door stop.
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