For $50,000, one can get a good photograph by one of
the photographic masters or several important images
by an up and coming artist.
A 5x7 studio portrait cannot be worth this much. Is
an Eliot autograph as valauable as this?
--- "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> A great gift!
> I **MIGHT** be in the bookseller's area tomorrow.
> If so I may pop in
> and take a look. If you are interested in this drop
> me a line off list.
> If you are on a Woolf list feel free to forward this
> to that list.
> Rick Parker
> Eliot, T.S.
> Portrait Photograph of Eliot; Inscribed by the Poet
> to Virginia Woolf
> Image approxim
ately 5 x 7"; a handsome image of the
> young, elegantly
> dressed poet, looking every bit a polished man of
> the world; mounted
> on a mat approximately 9 x 14." Photographer's
> imprint on the verso
> and signed in pencil underneath the photograph
> "Vandyck, London." A
> little scraping to the edges of the image; minor
> soiling of the
> mat. Inscribed in ink at the lower right corner,
> "For Virginia Woolf
> with the homage of T.S. Eliot. Christmas, 1930."
> Eliot met the Woolfs
> in 1918, and his Poems was published by them in
> 1919, to be followed
> by the English edition of The Wasteland.
> Bookseller Inventory #17652
> Price: US$ 50,000.00
> Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.,
> 55 Temple Place,
> Boston, MA, U.S.A., 02111
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