With an Original Drawing of Fifi and an Inscription Signed "Ludwig"

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

    First edition. The blank page facing the title page has a charming original drawing by Bemelmans of Fifi wearing glasses and an inscription from the author reading "For Lucille from Ludwig." The drawing in black ink measures approximately 5 x 5 inches. Large quarto. Unpaginated.

    Publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards. Illustrated endpapers. Scrape to top edge of front board, top outer corner of front board bumped, minor wear to tips of corners, tiny tear at top edge of front board along joint. Minor wear and a couple of closed tears to an otherwise beautiful dust jacket. A near fine copy in a custom red cloth clamshell box.

    A superb copy of the book about a poodle and her adventures in Africa, from the creator of Madeline. A first edition in this condition is uncommon, but an inscribed copy with an original drawing by the author is scarce, indeed.

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