Inscribed first edition of The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli, the recipient of the Newbery Medal in 1950.
Octavo, 112pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in silver on spine, illustration on front cover. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Dampstain to fore edge of cloth, impacting both boards, minimal impact to text block. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.50 on front flap, lacking the Newbery Medal sticker on front panel, chipping along top edge with an archival repair to verso, remnant of dampstain to rear flap. Inscribed on the copyright page: “For Peggy – with good wishes. Marguerite de Angeli / 1949.”
This children’s novel won the 1950 Newbery Medal and the 1961 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961. De Angeli was also the illustrator of this book.