"Here is what Eloise does in Paris: everything. The effect is rawther extraordinaire": First Edition of Eloise in Paris; Signed by Hilary Knight
Eloise in Paris.
Thompson, Kay; Illustrated by Hilary Knight.$700.00
Item Number: 4339
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Signed by the illustrator, Hilary Knight on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the spine extremities.
Eloise in Paris was first published in 1957, the second of the Eloise quartet, and an immediate bestseller. Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight traveled to Paris to research the book, and the illustrations are dotted with the celebrities they knew there: Richard Avedon takes Eloise's passport photograph; Christian Dior prods her tummy, while his young assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, looks on; Lena Horne sits at an outdoor café.