Garden City: NY: Junior Books, Doubleday & Company, 1949]. Illustrated by the Author. First Edition (so stated). Signed presentation from de Angeli on the copyright page: “For Marie and Louis, with our love, Dai and Marguerite. September 29, 1949.” Marguerite was married to John Dailey de Angeli, who was nicknamed “Dai.” With the ink name of “Marie Doelp” on the half-title page & front pastedown. With the Newberry Medal gold sticker on the front endpaper. Marguerite de Angeli [1889–1987] was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She wrote and illustrated twenty-eight of her own books, and illustrated more than three dozen books and numerous magazine stories and articles for other authors. “The Door In The Wall” received the Newberry Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1950. The novel is set against a background of 14th century England. Tall 8vo., decorative blue cloth in dust jacket; 112 pages. Item #57361
Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); some edgewear (some rubbing & few small chips) d/j.