"Oh I could tell you a lot but I am only 6": First Edition of Eloise in Moscow; Signed by both Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight
Eloise In Moscow.
Thompson, Eloise; Illustrated by Hilary Knight.$1,500.00
Item Number: 5570
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition of the fourth book in the Eloise series. Thin quarto, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Kay Thompson and ME ELOISE.” Additionally signed by illustrator, Hilary Knight. Bottom cloth rubbed, near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Illustrated by Hilary Knight.
The fourth book in Kay Thompson's beloved Eloise series. After a three-week stay in Moscow with her colleague Hilary Knight, Kay Thompson had plenty of fodder for her distinctly Eloisian travelogue: the food ("It is difficult to know what to eat in Moscow/ There is no melon in season/ Nichevo"); the stilted English of their tour guide ("That house is Chekhov/ That house is Stanislavsky if you want to see it/ No you cannot it is reconstruction"); national security ("Our telephone had quite a bit of static/ so we talked about General de Gaulle/ to throw them off track/ Everybody listens to everything in Moscow."