Association copy, inscribed and dated by editor Bernard McTigue on front free end paper to Mr. Hilary Knight, author and illustrator celebrated for his illustrations of the Eloise series of children's books, who in turn has inscribed it on the front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized quarto and 257 illustrations, including 74 plates in full color. ISBN: 0810907917. The New York Public Library's collection of rare children's literature, from Aesop to N.C. Wyeth, is here made available for the first time to the young people for whom they were originally intended. An immaculate copy with extraordinary provenance. Tight binding.