“POOR MADELINE WOULD NOW BE DEAD BUT FOR A DOG THAT KEPT ITS HEAD…”
BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline's Rescue. New York: The Viking Press, 1953. Slim folio, original red cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket.
First edition of the second Madeline book, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal.
Bemelmans' Madeline series, published between 1939 and 1961, follows the charming heroine through her various adventures in a convent school in Paris. This, the second book in the series, focuses on Madeline's near-drowning in the Seine and her rescue by a clever dog. In variant cherry-red linen binding. Pomerance A30a. Young reader's large signature in crayon on verso of front free endpaper; faint evidence of erased inscription on half title.
Book with minor rubbing to spine ends, near-fine; dust jacket with light edge-wear, front panel bright, extremely good.