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ELIOT, T.S.

Signed Cheque in payment for Eliot's Introduction to the 1932 Everyman edition of Pascal's Penseés,

London: N.p., 1931


A very well preserved collection of material.


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A CHEQUE PAYABLE TO T.S. ELIOT IN THE SUM OF FIFTEEN POUNDS AND DATED 1 OCTOBER 1931, DRAWN ON THE BANK ACCOUNT OF THE PUBLISHER J.M. DENT, AND COUNTERSIGNED BY ELIOT ON THE REVERSE.

The cheque was issued by J.M. Dent in payment of Eliot's fee for writing the introduction to the 1932 Everyman Modern Library edition (No. 874) of Pascal's Pensées, issued in a translation by W.F. Trotter. Accompanying the cheque is a small collection of correspondence between the publishers J.M.Dent and Faber, discussing the copyright status of Eliot's essay.

We can find only one other cheque signed by Eliot in auction records (Sotheby's, 2000: An early royalty payment for The Waste Land, countersigned twice by Eliot, 15 December 1922. Sold for £3760 inc. commission).

A beautiful thing -- they don't make cheques like they used to -- and a scarce survivor.

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Keywords: T.S. ELIOT"

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