Author: Kay Thompson

Illustrator: Hilary Knight

THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise. Drawings by Hilary Knight. A Book for Precocious Grown Ups. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1955. 4to, 65pp. White cloth pictorially stamped in black and red. Two-color pictorial endpapers; two-color illustrations on every page. Spine and edges of covers a bit sunned, spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, some crease to rear cover cloth, else an internally clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (some light edge wear, soiling and sunning).

First edition. Meet Eloise, the precocious darling of the Plaza Hotel! An instant sensation, this is Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight’s beloved introduction to one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature.