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DE ANGELI, Marguerite.

The Door In The Wall.

Published: Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Co., 1949

Stock code: 89564

Price: £775

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First edition, first printing. Inscribed by author to Julie F. Carter on the verso of the title page, ‘For Julia Carter, with my warm greetings and in memory of a happy dinner party long ago, affectionately Marguerite De Angeli, 1949.’ Winner of the 1950 Newbery Medal. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938. Young adult title set in medieval England.

Octavo. Blue cloth boards, lettering to spine silver, with the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout by the author. Spine cloth slightly faded, slight roll to spine, book plate of Julia F. Carter to verso of front free endpaper, dust jacket with mild toning to spine, shallow chipping to ends of spines, light creasing to rear panel edges, a very good copy.

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