Jolly Jaunts with Jim (Through the Fireplace) 1915 SIGNED by both Charles Hanson Towne & H. Devitt Welsh


Title: Jolly Jaunts with Jim (Through the Fireplace)

Author: Verses by Charles Hanson Towne.
Illustrator: Pictures by H. Devitt Welsh

Description: Inscribed by both author and illustrator on pictorial flyleaf. Boards in tan cloth pictorially stamped in red, white, and black on the front cover. Boards show general soiling; worn at spine ends and bottom fore-corners exposed. Imperfectly repaired; inner hinges cracked but text block is secure. Some page soiling, but mostly clean. [96] pages. Placed in an archival mylar sleeve.

Inscribed ''To F. D. Casey and young F. D. / in token of good will / Oct. 1915 / H. Devitt Welsh'' followed by ''For De Sales Casey's boy, who, if he grow up to be half as fine as his father, will be / all right, / from his daddy's friend, / Charles Hanson Towne''.

Francis De Sales ''Frank, F.D.'' Casey (1882-1934) was the Art Director for Collier's from 1913 to 1918 and then went to work for Charles Dana Gibson as the Art Director for Life magazine. In 1917, Casey was appointed to the government's Division of Pictorial Publicity, under Gibson's leadership, which produced propaganda posters for the war effort.

Jimmy is in his father's study, sitting before the fireplace, and travels with his dog through the flames into several adventures in imaginary worlds. Verse by the New York poet and magazine editor Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949) and illustrated by H. Devitt Welsh (1888-1942).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: George H. Doran Company
Place: New York
Year: 1915

Keywords: Frank De Sales Casey, Frank Casey, children's, picture book,

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