Signed Limited First Edition of Bemelmans' Madeline and the Bad Hat
Madeline and the Bad Hat.
Item Number: 69041
New York: The Viking Press, 1957.
Signed limited edition of the third book in Bemelmans’ acclaimed Madeleine series. Quarto, original cloth. One of 985 copies signed by Ludwig Bemelmans. In fine condition. An exceptional example.
Ludwig Bemelmans’ Madeline series, published between 1939 and 1961, follows the precocious, irrepressible heroine through her various adventures in a convent school in Paris. This, the third book in the series, traces the development of Madeline’s friendship with Pepito, the Spanish ambassador’s mischievous son. Pomerance A25a.
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"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines...": First Edition of Madeline; Signed by Ludwig Bemelmans
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939.
First edition with the 1939 date on the title page and with 12 girls instead of 11 in the “They went home and broke their bread” illustration. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the front free endpaper. An excellent example in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed.
New York: The Viking Press, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers by the author. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Clifford J. Fletcher Ludwig Bemelmans.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
New York: The Viking Press, 1941.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “For Mr. Charles Peter Ludwig Bemelmans.” Fine in a a very good dust jacket with some closed tears to the spine.
“SUDDENLY THERE WAS A KNOCK WHICH MADE HER PAUSE— COULD IT PERHAPS BE SANTA CLAUS?”: FIRST APPEARANCE OF MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS
New York: McCall's, 1956.
First appearance of Madeline’s Christmas, a special insert in the 1956 Christmas edition of McCall’s Magazine. 12 mo, original wrappers as issued. In very good condition with some light wear to the rear panel.
"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him
New York: The Viking Press, 1953.
First edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed.
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First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
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First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.