The English edition is published and can be ordered!
L'Edition Française est prêt Septembre 15ême
The most comprehensive book about French tin toys ever made!
French tin toy
Finally a beautiful follow-up of the legendary reference work
"The Golden Years of Tin Toy Trains" 1850-1909
Content 290 pages, size 33 x 28 cm, dustjacket. 725 illustrations with extensive reference material.
Quote from the FOREWORD by
"Paul's interest in toy collecting began in the mid 1970s, almost a half a century ago, when he worked with a printer in the Netherlands and spent weeks in the U.K. for the production of Alan Levy's book A Century of Model Trains as well as, a few years later, for David Pressland's book The Art of Tin Toys. These were groundbreaking books about tin toys which set new standards for scholarship, scope and colour. Those standards were lifted to an even higher level in 2002 when, 25 years later, Paul made the first toy book himself The Golden Years of Tin Toy Trains. Large and expensive, there were colour plates on every pages. Paul is still pioneering to increase his standards of toy bookmaking and he does that with this beautiful book with its large images and full page layouts that are so complimentary to the beauty and rarity of the toys. It is the sheer extravagance of it all".
From the main title,
Antique French Tin toys
two "specials" are available as well.
Antique French Tin Toy Cars (Special)
size 33 x 38 cm, 146 pages
including the Pinard catalogue
Antique French Tin Toy Trains (special)
size 33 x 28 cm. 106 pages
including the FV/Dessein catalogue
Both catalogues are also seperately available