1st ed., 1993. 640 pp., frontis., + over 980 cold., photo-ills. D.j., 28 x 29cm. Just a hint of fading to spine of d.j., & a tiny nick o/w FINE. In 1893 William Britain and his family introduced British-made toy soldiers, together with a new invention of hollow-casting, which made Britains Ltd pre-eminent among toy soldier manufacturers worldwide and the first of the great British toy companies. To celebrate its centenary, this book is the largest volume ever produced about the products of a single toy maker. Nearly 1,000 photographs in full-colour, including reproduction of previously un-circulated early catalogue material is contained in this book. In addition there are five analytical appendices and indices including dating and rarity guides; comprehensive listings of all catalogued Britains' products for 100 years; and discussion of every type of Britains' collectable. A very collectable volume.