Madeline

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

To fearless Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a splendid adventure. One of the most loved books in children’s literature, this story was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and a subsequent book in the Madeline series, Madeline's Rescue, earned a Caldecott Medal in 1954. Written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans in 1939, Madeline has continued to charm readers throughout the years with its beautiful drawings of Paris and spirited heroine.

First Edition Identification and Notes

This book was first published in the US by Simon and Schuster, 1939 New York. This edition has 1939 printed on the title page with 12 girls instead of 11 in the “They went home and broke their bread” illustration. The book has illustrated boards and endpapers with color illustrations throughout. 

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

Published in the UK by Derek Verschoyle in 1939 London, this edition has pictorial boards, the title printed to the spine and front board, with illustrated endpapers. The book also has illustrations throughout including an illustrated dustjacket. 

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Madeline.

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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. First edition with the 1939 date on the title page and with 12 girls instead of 11 in the "They went home and broke their bread" illustration. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Boldly signed by Ludwig Bemelmans on the front free endpaper. An excellent example in a very… Read more
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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. First edition with the 1939 date on the title page and with 12 girls instead of 11 in the "They went home and broke their bread" illustration. Thin folio, original illustrated boards, color illustrations throughout, illustrated endpapers. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. A superior example of a book… Read more
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Madeline

by BEMELMANS, LUDWIG

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1939
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Madeline.

by BEMELMANS, Ludwig.

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1939.
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Endsheets a little tanned at the hinges from binder's adhesive; very slightest of rubbing at the corner tips and extremities
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Madeline

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1939
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Madeline

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1939
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Madeline

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1939
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Madeline

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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 310x235x15mm. BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. 310x235x15mm+576g . . 500g Postage Incorrect see below for 1kg . . Simon and Schuster. New York. 1939. . 2nd Printing. . Unpaginated 1939 First Edition ( does not appear on bottom of title page however is on the copyright page). Illustrated matt hard boards with white… Read more
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Madeline

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1939
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Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1939
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MADELINE

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Hardcover. BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE COPY OF THE FIRST MADELINE BOOK IN SUPERB CONDITION! Although the only date is 1939, this is a later printing from 1950 as evidenced by the advertisement on the rear panel for Bemelman's book SUNSHINE. What makes this copy desirable is its condition: clean and fresh with a bright, vibrantly… Read more
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Madeline (First Edition)

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1939
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Madeline

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1939
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MADELINE

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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FIRST
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Madeline

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Early printing. Large Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Bemelmans, Ludwig. Early printing (no date on title page, but includes twelve girls error on illustration of "They went home and broke their bread," $2.50 jacket price). Multiple large chips and tears to jacket. Board edges rubbed, ink name redacted on front free endpaper. 1939 Large… Read more
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Madeline (Picture Books)

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1995-12-31
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Madeline (Spanish Edition)

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MADELINE

by BEMELMANS, Ludwig

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1939
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NY: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Reprint. 4to, pp. 56. Pictorial paper over boards. Cover little worn at edges, o/w a VG tight copy in worn, mended, and stained dj. The first of the series, in which Madeline has her appendix out.
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Madeline : A Pop-Up Carousel

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1994-10-01
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9780670856022
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Madeline

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1939
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Simon & Schuster, 1939 First Thus, early printing. No date on title page. Book has a piece missing at top of spine, bottom is chipped and there is some edgewear and a bit of soiling to back board. Interior has some soiling on a few pages but is mostly clean, bright and tight. DJ is poor with separated panels (most… Read more
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Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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2000-05-01
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Madeleine - Hebrew Language Version

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Now in Hebrew - the classic children's story of the adventures of Madeleine and her little friends who live in a convent... Folio-sized pictorial hardcover; unpaginated - about 45 pages with full-color illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers. In great condition with only bumped head and heel of spine. . Pictorial Cover. Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" -… Read more
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Madeleine(Chinese Edition)

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Hebei Education Press. hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover. Publisher: Hebei Education Press. This book is my community. Selected U.S. Catic Award picture books inspired one of the series. Madeleine What is not afraid of a girl. she dared to catch the mouse. the… Read more
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Madeline

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1900-01-01
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Madeline (Chinese Edition)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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MADELINE

by BEMELMANS, Ludwig

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1939
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Madeline

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1967-01-01
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9780670445806
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Madeline

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2012-01-05
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9780670014071
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Madeleine (French Edition)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline

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Madeline (with Audio CD) (Live Oak Readalongs)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1982-10-30
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Madeline (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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2000-05-01
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9780808523222
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Madeline

by Bemelmans Ludwig

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1966
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Scholastic Book Services; Usa, 1966. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 230x190x5mm. BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. 230x190x5mm+90g . . Scholastic Book Services; Usa. . 1966. . . . Unpaginated Undated Scholastic First edition. Soft cover; no dust jacket issued. This little book has minor creasing here and there: Image is ALWAYS of the ACTUAL BOOK: Book and or Jacket may have… Read more
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Madeline : A Pop-Up Carousel

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Madeleine (French Edition) (LES LUTINS)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1998-01-01
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Madeline : A Pop-Up Carousel

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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1994-10-01
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Pop
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Madeline (edicion en espanol)

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Madeline (Spanish Edition)

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MADELINE

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1939
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Madeline

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1939
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Simon and Schuster, 1939. Hardcover. Fine. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Later edition, but with 12 girls on front cover instead of 11. Book in near fine condition, stamped Library Permanent on title page. No jacket.
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Madeline

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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1939
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. New York: Simon and Schuster, (copyright 1939), no publication date. Early reprint. 4to. Pictorial paper-covered boards, decorated 4-color endpapers, 40 pp, all illustrated. Previous owner bookplate on free front endpaper. Wear along edges, soiling to rear board. No dust jacket. Very good.. Early Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bemelmans, Ludwig. 4to..… Read more
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Madeline

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Madeline: Novel-Ties Study Guide

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline (Picture Puffin Books)

by Bemelmans, Ludwig

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Madeline (Chinese Edition)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Madeline (Chinese Edition)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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MADELINE

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Published
1965
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New York: The Viking Press, 1965. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Ludwig Bemelman. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases on pages. Pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's name/date on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is clipped. A small bit of paper loss at head/tail of spine. Some small chips/tears around edges; largest being 0.75" long tear on… Read more
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Madeline (with Audio CD) (Live Oak Readalongs)

by Ludwig Bemelmans

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