Fairfax Downey, When We Were Rather Older

Downey, Fairfax, Decorations by Jefferson MacHammer, When We Were Rather Older,  Minton, Balch & Company, [NY],  1926

A good copy, stamped cloth binding rather worn, label roughly removed from front free end page, previous owner’s bookplate. 8”x5”.  Lacks dust jacket.

Downey graduated from Yale where he was editor of the campus humour magazine The Yale Record.   After graduation, he served in the US Army in both World Wars.   Mainly know as a military historian, he also wrote humour and light verse of which the current volume is a prime example.   Dedicated to the “Younger Generation” of the 1920s, this is a conscious parody of A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard.

Where am I going? Guess I’ll check 
Some of the dames I used to neck. 
A little petting now and then 
Is relished by the wisest men.

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