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Thomas (Dylan, poet, 1914-53) Cheque made out to Dylan Thomas for $20, drawn on The National City Bank of New York, signed by Elizabeth Reitell, and countersigned by Dylan Thomas on verso, printed cheque with manuscript insertions, browned and slightly stained, 65 x 162mm., 23rd May 1953; and a photograph of Thomas, v.s., v.d. (2).

⁂ Elizabeth "Liz" Reitell (1920-2001), assistant to John Malcolm Brinnin, Director of the Poetry Center at the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association in New York city. Reitell had a love affair with Thomas in New York, and was present on 4 November when a doctor sedated him by injecting half a grain of morphine, which killed him. Shortly before he died he said to Reitell, "I love you, but I'm alone."

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Thomas (Dylan) Cheque made out to Dylan Thomas for $20,

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000May 30
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
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Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature