Posted by Richard Butler (manager) on July 31, 2008 at 14:28:03 from 126.96.36.199:
Would anyone care to make an offer for this?
I'm the manager of the Oxfam Books & Music shop at Westbury On Trym, Bristol, England. I've just been looking at a donated copy of a 1910, American-published book called 'Red Letter Days Of Samuel Pepys', in which I've found a sepia portrait photo/postcard, which is inscribed "Yours sincerely Jeffery Farnol, 1927".
Googling, I found the JFAS & confirmed from pictures posted that it is of JF (as the name is not absolutely clear). The studio impress is Raphael, 1 Wilton place, Knightsbridge, SW1.
I don't think the book has any connection with the picture, but was merely being bookmarked. The book has a signature, which may be Eugene E. something, dated '11; and a plate: 'The Family Le Vino Their Book'.
Let me know if the book arouses any interest!
I think it's reasonably fair that I won't let it go to the first offer, but will hold it & see how things develop. I will contact anyone who wishes, to let them know if an offer made has been surpassed. I think, as we're in the holiday period now, that I'll say that the best offer by Sept.15th wins!
Richard Butler, Oxfam Books & Music, 1 Canford Lane, Westbury On Trym, Bristol BS9 3DB (email given above)
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