The Photogravure IIThursday, February 09, 2006
Here are two more photogravures from my collection. The one on the left is of English author P.C. Wren who wrote one of my favourite novels, Beau Geste. The 1939 movie with Gary Cooper, which I first saw in 1950 with my parents in the Cine General Paz on Cabildo in Buenos Aires, is also one of my faves. This photogravure of Wren is inside my 1928 edition of Beau Geste published by John Murray, Albermarle Street, London. I only paid $5.00 for it because someone took a shot at it with a 22 calibre rifle or pistol. The bullet pierced the front cover, Wren's heart (note picture) and ended on page 327. On the right is a photogravure of Alexandre Dumas (taken when he was 67). The photogravure is in volume VI of his six volume My Memoirs. This 1909 English edition, translated by E.M. Waller, was published by Methuen & Co, 36 Essex Street W.C. London.