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Covering the New Yorker, 1st Ed.

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Hilary Knight collection, with his stamp of ownership and signature on front pastedown. Page 201 features a cover designed and illustrated by Mr. Knight's parents, with handwritten annotation by Mr. Knight. First Edition. Oversized folio and pervasive illustrations in black and white and color. ISBN: 0789206579. This compendium presents the best of the covers of "The New Yorker" - selected by art director Françoise Mouly and organized thematically - along with preliminary sketches and a look at controversy that sometimes follows in their wake. In addition, six "Sketchbooks" highlight the work of especially evocative cover artists, including Sempé, Spiegelman and Steinberg; complemented by six detachable full-size covers, suitable for framing. 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

Abbeville Press, New York
Made of:
cloth-bound hardcover with dust jacket
Francoise Mouly, Lawrence Weschler
Page count:
10.25"L x 1"D x 12.25"H
light edge wear and rubbing on dust jacket, with one very small 1/8" tear at head of spine small stain on front dust jacket near tail