Drawings by Hilary Knight. A Book for Precocious Grown Ups.Simon and Schuster, New York , 1955 Stock Code: 111785
NotesFirst edition, first printing. Inscribed "For Jessica, with absolutely love from me Eloise and Kay Thompson" on the front free endpaper. Although well-represented in the US, Library Hub only lists nine copies in the UK (BL, Cambridge, University of East Anglia, NLS, NLW, Oxford, Trinity College Dublin, University of Leicester, and National Trust Libraries). With a loosely inserted copy of the original sheet music Eloise, words and music by Kay Thompson and Robert Wells, which was released the following year and ranked 39th in the US top 40 singles.
Quarto. Original white boards, titles and decoration to spine and front board in black and red, colour pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket.
Pink, red and black illustrations throughout by Knight.
Mild toning to boards, extremities lightly rubbed, the binding otherwise firm, internally clean and bright. A very good copy indeed in the notably unfaded, sharp jacket, not price-clipped.
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