Philadelphia: David McKay, 1921. First Thus. Hardcover. 5 1/4 X 8 1/4 Inches. 289 PP. Very Good. Item #6415
Circa 1921 copy of Treasure Island signed by an eight year old "Draper Daniels", who would go on create his own treasure in the advertising business! Signed and dated by Draper on the front pastedown. Original green cloth and paper cover label in nice condition. Binding a bit shaken, but a sound copy overall.
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.).