|BEMELMANS, Ludwig. The Golden Basket. NY: The Viking Press, 1936. 8vo, 96pp. Orange cloth stamped in black on spine with embossed design on front cover. Yellow and orange pictorial endpapers; b&w and full-color illustrations throughout. A bright, clean copy with light sunning to upper and lower edges of boards, light discoloration to interior hinges, slight yellowing to edges of pages, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, chipping and creasing around front cover, large 5" closed tear on front, chipping to corners of front panel such that words are obfuscated, upper 2" of spine missing, chipping around edges of rear panel).
First Edition. 1937 Newbery Honor Book. The story of a family's visit to Bruges containing the first appearance of Ludwig Bemelmans beloved Madeline.