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    "The Amazing Adventures of a Little Dog in Africa," Inscribed by Ludwig Bemelmans, with an Original Pen-and-Ink Drawing of "Fifi"

    Ludwig Bemelmans. Fifi. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1940].

    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Bemelmans in dark blue ink on the verso of the front free endpaper: "for / Lucille / from / Ludwig." With a fine large original pen-and-ink drawing by Bemelmans depicting Fifi lying down with her paws on a sheet of paper bearing the inscription. Large folio (12 x 8.875 inches; 304 x 226 mm.). [46] pp. Color illustrations.

    Publisher's color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers. Spine extremities and corners with expert professional restoration. Occasional minor marginal soiling. Otherwise a near fine copy. In the scarce original color pictorial dust jacket (jacket with some slight browning, a few small chips and tears at the edges, and a couple of short scratch marks and ink spots on the rear panel). Housed in a custom red cloth clamshell case.

    "In any house where children are / This book's the best to get by far / (Not that the child will get a look / After the grown-ups spot the book.) / It's all about a little pooch / Who knew she hadn't ought to mooch / Around without her doting mistress, / But did-and so got plunged in Distress / Midst cannibals and crocodiles / And piles and piles of other trials / Until she ends her travelogue / A sadder and a wiser dog" (front flap of dust jacket).

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