New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition. Book in Fine condition, clean and bright with just the smallest bump to the lower front board. Internally bright and unmarked. Housed in a price clipped Near Fine jacket with some toning to spine extending to the rear panel and a small closed tear to the upper front panel with a small tape repair to verso. A pleasing copy of this children's classic, which finds the intrepid Eloise away from the Plaza Hotel on an international adventure.
Eloise and Nanny discover that "not everyone in Moscow is a diplomat" and a host of other revelations, such as the "rawther deep" voices of Russian pigeons. This title in the Eloise series was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War when tensions between the USSR and USA were outright hostile and the threat of mutually assured destruction reassured no one. Eloise brings her disarming candor to Moscow where despite her admission that "I could tell you a lot but I am only 6," we do in fact learn and laugh with this precocious 6 year old. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #3429)