Madeline and the Bad Hat: BEMELMANS, Ludwig

Madeline and the Bad Hat


Published by New York: The Viking Press, 1957, 1957
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The Third 'Madeline' BookIn Which Madeline Meets the Spanish Ambassador's SonBEMELMANS, Ludwig. Madeline and the Bad Hat. Written and Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans. New York: The Viking Press, [1957]. First edition, with "First trade edition, March 1957" on verso of title-page. Small thin folio (11 15/16 x 8 5/8 inches; 304 x 218 mm.). 54 pp. Full-color title-page, nineteen full color illustrations (including six double-page) and numerous illustrations in black and yellow.Original red cloth, front cover pictorially stamped in black, spine lettered in black, color pictorial endpapers. Small booksellers label on rear paste-down. A near fine copy. Original color pictorial dust jacket with "$3.50" price on front flap. Minimal wear to extremities, near fine.Madelineand the Bad Hat, the third of the Madeline books, tells the story of Pepito (the young son of the Spanish Ambassador to France) whose cruel antics outrage Madeline so she nicknames him 'Bad Hat'. All ends well with Pepito reforming his ways.Madeline and the Bad Hat was first published as a signed limited edition of 985 copies in 1957.Ludwig Bemelmans (1898-1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books and an internationally known gourmet. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961; a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999. Bookseller Inventory # 03518

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Title: Madeline and the Bad Hat

Publisher: New York: The Viking Press, 1957

Publication Date: 1957

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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