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    Hilary Knight

    Observations, 1st Ed.

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    Hilary Knight collection. First Edition. Oversized folio and 105 black and white illustrations. An excellent copy of Avedon's extraordinarily scarce first monograph. Focusing on his iconic and penetrating portraiture, we encounter luminaries including Charlie Chaplin, John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Arthur Miller, Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Judy Garland, Igor Stravinsky, Katherine Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, and many others. Tight binding, includes slip case.

    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.

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    Simon & Schuster, New York
    Made of:
    paper-bound hardcover with dust jacket
    Truman Capote; Photographer, Richard Avedon
    Page count:
    11"L x 1.25"D x 15"H
    moderate bumping, toning and edge wear on slipcover; moderate wear to glassine dust jacket, including several large chips; cover lightly toned at edges and spine