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“I AM ELOISE. I AM SIX” : UNIQUE ARCHIVE INCLUDING AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT DRAFTS FOR KAY THOMPSON’S CLASSIC, ELOISE

THOMPSON, Kay. WELLS, Robert. Eloise manuscript archive. New York, 1955-59.

Extraordinary archive collection of manuscripts and typescripts for Kay Thompson’s famous first Eloise book, with materials from the collection of Eloise songwriter Robert Wells. The extensive archive includes 26 pages in Thompson’s large distinctive hand and many other pages with her handwritten notes. The only known manuscript draft for Eloise, containing in Thompson’s hand the immortal lines, “I am Eloise. I am six.” $35,000.

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SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL ELOISE, SIGNED BY HILARY KNIGHT

KNIGHT, Hilary. Absolutely Essential Eloise. New York, 1999.

Signed limited first edition of the “Absolutely Essential” Eloise, number 142 of 250 copies signed by illustrator Hilary Knight, including not only the complete text of Kay Thompson’s cherished classic with Knight’s wonderful illustrations, but also a “scrapbook” of information, photographs and art relating to the creation and subsequent history of Thompson’s precocious alter ego. $1100.

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