Drawing in Ink of a Brownie. Original Drawing. Palmer Cox.
Palmer Cox, “a fellow of constant jest and infinite variety”

Drawing in Ink of a Brownie.

Brownieland, 1905. Item #693

 16mo.  88 x 112 mm. [3 ½ x 4 ½ inches].  Hand drawn and signed in ink on card stock.  Very good condition.

Text reads, “To W. M. Shaw.  Many Blessings may you know while you tarry here below.  Still increasing day by day as the seasons roll away.  Till your journey here you end and to Brighter walks ascend.”  Signed Palmer Cox.  On of many examples of Cox creating calling cards, using the same text but often times written in cursive hand. 

His Brownie stories for children were published between 1887 and 1918 and included thirteen titles. Their success  and extremely successful.  He also made drawings and wrote stories for numerous magazines and literary journals, including St. Nicholas Magazine, where he introduced the Brownies to juvenile literature.

William Murrell, A History of Graphic Humor, II, p. 103.


Price: $200.00

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