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THOMPSON, Kay (1909-1998).  Eloise. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.
THOMPSON, Kay (1909-1998). Eloise. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.

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THOMPSON, Kay (1909-1998). Eloise. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.

4o. Illustrated by Hilary Knight, including one fold-out. Original textured boards (some darkening); pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, chipped along top edge affecting some letters, some minor staining). Provenance: The Tirkels (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed by Hilary Knight on the front free endpaper: "From Hilary Knight and ME, ELOISE Nov. 1995." Eloise is the first in a series of books Thompson wrote about a charming and precocious six year-old who lives in the Plaza Hotel with her Nanny, her dog, Weenie, and her turtle, Skipperdee.

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