Offered here are three Eloise books from the estate of a collector, Virginia Schafer, who was working for the US Embassy in Russia when the author and illustrator visited for research on the Russia book. The autographed copy of "Eloise," NY, 1955, Simon and Shuster, was a gift to Virginia after their visit was complete. Virginia is now a retired US Ambassador. Fabulous inscripton, taking up most the pictorial free endsheet: "For Virginia- For Lords Sake iwth love love love and fun. Kay ThompsonI Hilary Knight & Me Eloise" (the latter two words written directly under the printed pictorial illustration of Eloise running off the page. Included: "Eloise in Moscow," NY, 1959 and "Eloise in Paris," London, Max Reinhardt, 1958. All in original dust wrappers. Books all inscribed and dated by Schafer. All in very good or better condition, wrappers with some tears and wear. A nice set with a great provenance and history.
Price: $5,500.00 Item #4369