Item No: #363337 The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]. Ludwig Bemelmans.
The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]
The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]
The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]
The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]

With an Original Watercolor

The Donkey Inside [Signed, Publisher's Copy]

Notes: The limited edition, featuring an original watercolor, of this travelog of a trip to Ecuador made on commission from magazines. Illustrated with four double-page color plates by the author (who is probably best known for his Madeline series of picture books).

There were 175 signed copies of the limited edition. This one is identified on the slipcase and the colophon as the "Publisher's Copy." The illustration is of a bellhop at the Gran Hotel, in Quito.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with no indication of later printings). A very good or better copy (the red-orange spine is somewhat faded) in a very good slipcase, with some wear at the edges. The illustration in this copy is much finer than most of the limited, which tend to be simple watercolor sketches.

Publication: New York: Viking Press, 1941.

Item No: #363337

Price: $1,750