Eloise; A Book For Precocious Grown-Ups

THOMPSON, Kay (author). Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise; A Book For Precocious Grown-Ups.

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THOMPSON, Kay (author). Hilary KNIGHT (illustrator). Eloise; A Book For Precocious Grown-Ups. London; Max Reinhardt. 1957.

4to. Original dark red linson boards lettered in black, pinkish-red pictorial endpapers, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [ii], 7-65; illustrated on every page in line; heightened in pink throughout; with a folding, double-page plate (opening vertically) depicting the Plaza Hotel elevator; externally and internally fine; without inscription; protected by an uncommonly good example of the unclipped dustwrapper (12s 6d) which shows some dusting and rubbing; a couple of small marks to spine; slight nicking; and mild abrasions to corners and head of spine.
First UK edition of the initial Eloise title, issued in the same year as the American.

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