Hoppitty's House. Gwen HARROWSMITH.

Hoppitty's House

Consolidated Press Ltd, 1943.

George Finey.

A unique presentation copy, including a hand written note by illustrator George Finey pasted to the front endpaper that outlines his dismissal from the Daily Telegraph at the hands of Frank Packer.
It was the year of the child •1943•
The child’s name was Frank Packer.
Proprietor of Consolidated Press…
He gave me Hoppity’s House to Illustrate.
Followed by Pinnochio.
Then the child asked me to draw an objectionable political cartoon.
I refused. As did Bill Mahony.
We were both sacked.

Item #1252

Quarto, 63pp,Decorated paper boards, pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, 1 extended colour illustration, 5 full page colour illustrations. Front hinge starting to split.

Price (AUD): $175.00  other currencies