Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
Illustrator: Ludwig Bemelmans
BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline’s Rescue. NY: The Viking Press, 1953. 4to, 56pp. Dark red cloth pictorially stamped in black. Color pictorial endpapers; title and nine other pages illustrated in full color, the remaining pages illustrated with two-color drawings. Spine ends slightly rubbed else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine ends a tad rubbed, spine slightly sunned, no medal affixed).
First edition. 1954 Caldecott Medal Winner! When Madeline falls into the river Seine and nearly drowns, a courageous canine comes to her rescue. Now Genevieve the dog is Madeline's cherished pet, and the envy of all the other girls. What can be done when there's just not enough hound to go around? A gorgeous copy of this award-winning title, unusual to be found so early a copy without its award medal.