Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized oblong quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0847826171. Wander through the Hampton gardens in previously unpublished paintings, vintage photographs, and sumptuous new photography. Sylvester Manor is the oldest existing garden in North America and is still maintained by descendants of Nathaniel Sylvester, who planted his garden in 1652. Tight binding.
Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.