THOMPSON, Kay (author).  Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise In Moscow.
THOMPSON, Kay (author).  Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise In Moscow.
THOMPSON, Kay (author).  Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise In Moscow.

THOMPSON, Kay (author). Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise In Moscow.

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THOMPSON, Kay (author). Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise In Moscow. London; Max Reinhardt Ltd. 1960.

Tall 4to. Original green cloth lettered in black to spine, pictorial endpapers, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [70]; illustrated throughout with extravagant and delightful drawings on every page, including some double-page, all tinted in ochre-yellow, with one fine double-page fold-out panoramic pictorial plan of Moscow printed in full colour; a very clean copy with a touch of fadijng along extreme top edge, internally fine throughout, and uninscribed, with no damage to the vulnerable fold-out plate, the price-clipped dustwrapper with light overall dusting, a little light marking to lower panel, rubbing to extremities with very small wear to head of spine (to a depth of 3mm) and small abrasion to top forecorner of of upper panel.
First U.K. edition, issued a year after the U.S. printing, with an alternative cover design. A charming adventure for Eloise being a "rawther top-secret document" which is "the first to give the facts about Russian Pear Lemonade". A report which "takes you underground through 10 mammoth mosaic, marble Moscow subway stations" and actually inside the Kremlin.

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