Photograph by kind permission of Catherine French of the Linen Cupboard

Through a Dolls Eyes is a new range of miniature books from Dateman Books especially for collectors of dolls measuring 12” to 16”.

Dateman Books is a family business based in rural Somerset in the West of England. Formed in 2005 it specialises in making miniature books for dolls and dollshouses. Since it started we have gained a worldwide reputation for quality and service within the 1:12 scale world of dollshouse. Now is the time for us to widen our market and include larger dolls.

Our new book range measures 5.3cm in height which is approximately 1:4 scale and is suitable for dolls measuring from 12” to 16” including the popular Sasha and Natterer dolls.

Our first selection of books consists of 20 titles plus our very popular Photograph Album. All the books are printed with an extract from the original book, usually three to four chapters, and many are illustrated with their original illustration both in colour and monochrome. Each book is then individually hand sewn and then hand bound using 1.5mm boards covered with linen and finished with a coloured dust jacket.

Our Photograph Album which is bound using pale blue or pale pink imitation suede or white or coloured imitation leather are designed to have your own selection of photographs printed inside. Whether it is pictures of your dolls or family and friends we will carefully reduce them from your originals and print them in colour or monochrome into the album adding a suitable title page.

We are sure this new range will become as popular with doll collectors as our original range has become to dollshouse collectors and we invite you to peruse the titles we have to offer. Should your favourite title not be there we welcome suggestions for future books.

Photograph by kind permission of Catherine French of the Linen Cupboard