Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups

THOMPSON, Kay / lllustrated by Hilary KNIGHT

Published by Simon and Schuster, 1955
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Quarto. The pullout (pages 13-16) is present but detached (bright with no tears). Original decorated cloth; original dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of the original Eloise -- a work initially meant for adults (its re-release in 1969 was aimed at children). This book spawned three further tales of the girl who lives on "the tippy-top floor" of the Plaza hotel (and one posthumous book). Thompson's goddaughter, Liza Minelli, has been cited as a possible model for Eloise, as has Thompson herself. Laid in is a slip correcting text on p. 50 -- "Lily Dache" to "Coco Chanel.". Cloth with some light wear at ends of spine, slight toning, a few old tape adhesions; jacket spine panel lacking, some chipping, inner flaps detached but present. Bookseller Inventory # 12329

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Title: Kay Thompson's Eloise: A Book for Precocious...

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hardbound

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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