"But for a dog That kept its head": First Edition of Ludwig Bemelmans Madeline's Rescue; Signed by Him With a Drawing of Madeline

  • Madeline’s Rescue.
  • Madeline's Rescue.
  • Madeline's Rescue.
  • Madeline's Rescue.
  • Madeline's Rescue.

Madeline’s Rescue.

$3,500.00

Item Number: 49885

London: Andre Deutsch/Derek Verscholyle, 1953.

First British edition of the second book in the Madeline series, which went on to win the Caldecott Medal. Thin quarto, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by author who has drawn a picture of Madeline, “To Brownie Wise Souvenier de Paris Ludwig Bemelmans 1954.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and with a drawing.

It took Ludwig Bemelmans years to think of Madeline's next adventure after the 1939 original Madeline, but he did it, and the result was Madeline's Rescue, winner of the 1954 Caldecott Medal.

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