I was very obsessed with books about dolls when I was a child. Hitty, Her First Hundred Years was one of my favorites. The book was published in 1929! Wow! It's actually a sad book, really. It's just 100 years of being abandoned, passed from person to person, etc. It has a nice ending (if I remember correctly.) I haven't read it since I was about 9...I would love to read it again.
The book was far from being a picture book but it did have a few really beautiful drawings. You can see more of them in this blog post. So happy they've been scanned and compiled on the internet!