INSCRIBED BY BEMELMANS
BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline and the Bad Hat. New York: Viking, (1957). Slim folio, original pictorial red cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First trade edition of the third Madeline book, inscribed by Bemelmans: “To Mrs. Louise ——- with many thanks. Ludwig Bemelmans."
Bemelmans' Madeline series, published between 1939 and 1961, follows the charming 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. This trade edition was preceded by the signed limited edition of 985 copies. Pomerance A25a.
Book fine, dust jacket near-fine with only light wear to extremities. A lovely inscribed copy.