BEMELMANS, Ludwig (author and illustrator). Madeline.

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BEMELMANS, Ludwig (author and illustrator). Madeline. London; Derek Verschoyle. [1952].

Tall 4to. Original pictorial boards; pp. [48]; illustrated on every page including 8 full colour plates, printed in rich inks, alongside other illustrations printed on a yellow ground; a very good clean copy with shelf-wear to bottom edges and a bump to top forecorner of upper cover; internally clean throughout with a small and insignificant ownership name to front free endpaper; without the repeat dustwrapper.
First UK edition, published several years after the American. This is the first volume in the popular Madeline series about the eponymous heroine and her exclusive girls' convent school in Paris.