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Hilary Knight

First Lady, 1st Ed.

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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.

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.

Product Information

William Morrow, New York
Made of:
paper-bound hardcover
Patrick Dennis
Page count:
7.25"L x 1"D x 10.25"H
small 1/4" tear in cover at head of spine