Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. First Edition. Oversized octavo and profuse illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0689853343. When Elizabeth Taylor was just thirteen--already a star from the movie "National Velvet "and in the process of filming "The Courage of Lassie"--she wrote and illustrated this book, an account of the mischief her pet chipmunk, Nibbles, causes on and off the movie set. Long out of print, this enchanting memoir is available once again with Miss Taylor's original illustrations, photos of her and Nibbles on and off the set, and a new introduction by the legendary actress. 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.