Knight, Hilary. Hard Cover. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Illustrated by Hilary Knight. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Knight to front pastedown: "for ---! / from / Hilary Knight / AND ME, ELOISE". Publisher's orange paper-covered boards stamped in black; in the original pictorial dust jacket with Knight's illustration of Eloise seen through a keyhole, printed to look like the front page of a newspaper. A near fine copy with some light toning to top edge; in a near fine dust jacket, some toning to extremities and two shallow chips to spine ends. Overall, a beautiful copy inscribed by the illustrator. Eloise in Moscow is Thomspon's fourth book about the precocious young Plaza-resident, Eloise, and was written during the pinnacle of the Cold War. Traveling with her mother and their dog, Weenie, to the United States Embassy in Moscow, Eloise finds herself experiencing the Soviet Union with great concern for potential clandestine operations executed by the Soviet government. Thompson and Knight both visited the Soviet Union before developing the story for Eloise in Moscow, and drew upon their own experience there for the events of the book.