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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

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