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First Lady, 1st Ed.

David Duncan

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First Lady, 1st Ed.
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Product Information

Condition:
Vintage, antique, or gently used
Year:
1964
Publisher:
William Morrow, New York
Made of:
paper-bound hardcover
Author:
Patrick Dennis
Page count:
287
Dimensions:
7.25"L x 1"D x 10.25"H
Damages:
small 1/4" tear in cover at head of spine

Why We Love This

Hilary Knight collection, as confirmed by stamp on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and profuse illustrations in black and white. A classic, archly camp political spoof from the creator of Auntie Mame. Tight binding.

About David Duncan

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.