Fine Books and Manuscripts Including the World of Hilary Knight

5 Dec 2018, starting at 10:00 EST .

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A HILARY KNIGHT CRAYON ILLUSTRATION OF DAME EDITH SITWELL (1887-1964), "Ah! The Literary Life." For an article by Frederic Prokosch, "The Nightmare of Literary Life," Harper's Magazine, published March 1953, black crayon,

AN ORIGINAL HILARY KNIGHT WATERCOLOR DEPICTING KAY THOMPSON PERFORMING AT "THE PERSIAN ROOM 1954." Black and color ink, color pencil and watercolor, 265 x 220 mm, illustration for the Plaza Hotel magazine, 2000,

ELOISE, THE PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY KAY THOMPSON TO HILARY KNIGHT. KNIGHT, HILARY, illus. Kay Thompson's Eloise. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955.

Hilary Knight's ORIGINAL Plaza Hotel portrait of ELOISE. Tempera on board, 54 x 37 inches (1371 x 934 mm), framed: 59 x 42 inches (1500 x 1053 mm),

AN ORIGINAL HILARY KNIGHT WATERCOLOR OF "Kay rehearsing 'Clap Yo' Hands.'" Watercolor and ink over pencil, 260 x 240 mm, an illustration for Marie Brenner's "The Story of Eloise" in The Absolutely Essential Eloise (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999).

AN YVES ST. LAURENT PENCIL SKETCH FOR A PARTY DRESS FOR ELOISE. Pencil on paper, after Christian Dior for Eloise in Paris (1956),

A CHAIR GIVEN BY KAY THOMPSON TO HILARY KNIGHT. A Rococo-style wooden chair, decorated by Hilary Knight, in red-and-gilt and upholstered by him in star-decorated velour with gold brocade border,

A LARGE HILARY KNIGHT FOUR-PANEL PAINTED SCREEN, "A VISIT TO KAY THOMPSON'S SUITE." Acrylic on wooden panels, hinged with plated piano hinges, with mirror and shelf,

A COMPLETE SET OF LIMITED SIGNED ELOISE BOOKS. Thompson, Kay; Knight, Hilary, illus. Consisting of all five quarto volumes, in publisher's cloth, slipcases:

A COLLECTION OF SIGNED ELOISE BOOKS. THOMPSON, KAY. 1909-1998. KNIGHT, HILARY illus. Consisting of nine volumes, all signed and dated by the illustrator, including:

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