Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 266

Price Realized: $ 250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
PIPE-SMOKING RABBIT DRAWN ON ARMISTICE DAY, 1938 BEMELMANS, LUDWIG. Life Class. Signed and Inscribed, with a small ink drawing, "To my good / friend / Joe short for / Joseph / from Ludwig Bemelmans / alias General Liebfrau [character from Nathanael West's Good Hunting (1938)?], on the half-title. 8vo, publisher's cloth, labels on spine and front cover, some soiling and fraying to spine ends; dust jacket, complete separation at spine panel forming two loose parts, marked chipping to all edges with loss to small portions of spine panel. First edition. New York: Viking, 1938; inscription: Np, 11 November 1938