“NO MERCI MME. DUPUIS JE SUIS ME ELOISE”: FIRST EDITION OF ELOISE IN PARIS
THOMPSON, Kay. Eloise in Paris. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. Slim folio, original red paper boards, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $800.
First edition, first printing, of Thompson's second Eloise book, with whimsical illustrations by Hilary Knight.
This second Eloise book details the comic adventures of the young heroine on a trip to the French capitol, accompanied by her nanny, her faithful pug Weenie, and her turtle Skipperdee. This first printing was also issued in blue paper boards; no priority. Cotsen 11005.
Book with a few rubs to endpapers, slightest soiling to boards, and a bit of wear to spine ends, dust jacket with only minor soiling and light wear and toning to extremities. A lovely copy.