Indianapolis, IN: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1898. Will Vawter. First Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/4 X 7 3/4 Inches. 188 PP. Good. Item #6193
First printing with last date of 1898 on the copyright page. Original decorated cloth boards. From the collection of Draper Daniels, having once belonged to his schoolteacher mother (Fanny Marthat Draper). Gifted on Christmas 1903 by Draper's uncle Louis S.C. Draper to his mother as denoted by the inscription on the FFEP and rear endpaper. Front hinge broken, but text and binding complete.
Draper Daniels (1913-1983), 20th Century advertising icon and model for the character “Don Draper” on AMC’s “Mad Men” television series. Draper was a visionary in the world of modern advertising born in the 1950’s and 60’s. While serving as Creative Head of Leo Burnett advertising, he is widely known for The Marlboro Man, the Jolly Green Giant, Elsie the Borden Cow, Charlie Tuna (Star Kist) and Tony the Tiger among many others. Daniels would later leave Leo Burnett in favor of his own company, Draper Daniels, Inc., which he ran alongside his second wife, Myra Janco Daniels. (NOTE: Myra’s 2009 Chicago Magazine article “I Married a Mad Man” is easily found online and is the perfect introduction to the real Don Draper AKA Draper Daniels.).