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First Edition Identification

Eloise, written by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight
Simon & Schuster, 1955

Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value:  $3,000 VG+ 

Essential Identifying Points

Copyright page:  Line states “NEW YORK 20, N.Y.,” followed by line “FIRST PRINTING,” followed by line “LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOG CARD NUMBER:  55-11039.”

Page 50 on the true first state book makes reference to ‘Lily Dache”; in later state copies this reference is changed to “Coco Chanel.”