Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans
BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline’s Rescue. Story and Pictures by Ludwig Bemelmans. NY: Viking, 1953. 4to, 56pp. Red cloth pictorially stamped in black. Color pictorial endpapers; Color pictorial title, 3 full-page, 2 double-page, and one half-page full color illustrations, two-color illustrations on all other pages. Spine ends a bit worn, corners lightly so, former owner’s name in crayon on blank verso of front free endpaper, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (light wear along edges with a few 1” or smaller closed tears, spine lightly sunned).
First edition. 1954 Caldecott Medal Winner! “In an old house in Paris that was cover in vines / Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines… The smallest one was Madeline.” Bemelman’s second Madeline picture book firmly established this endearing and adventurous young girl as a must for all nursery libraries. 75 years after publication it continues to be read by children everywhere!