From the private collection of the illustrator, Mr. Hilary Knight, author and illustrator celebrated for his illustrations of the Eloise series of children's books, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. Inscribed 'From Hilary Knight And Me, Eloise', dated 2013. Laid-in illustrated postcard of Eloise with matching inscription. First Edition. Oversize quarto and exquisitely illustrated in color. ISBN: 0689830394. The 1958 children's classic reissued for a new generation, with several new illustrations from Mr. Knight. It's Christmas Eve in New York City, and Eloise tackles it with her usual gusto and irrepressible spirit. From dressing the tree to passing out parcels, never has a child displayed such enthusiasm for life. Hilary Knight's famous illustrations and Kay Thompson's rich language simply dance off the page. As Eloise says herself, 'Oooooooooooooooooooo! I absolutely love Christmas!' An unforgettable gift for any admirer of Mr. Knight (or Eloise herself), or children's literature aficionado. Tight binding.