1995. Ephemera. Item #289524
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), renowned artist, to Peter Howard, owner Serendipity Books, Berkeley. Autograph letter signed, addressed to Peter Howard, owner Serendipity Books, Berkeley. Fine condition. Blue sheet, 5.4 x 8.6 inches. 'Leeds, Mass., 01053, 9.6.95, Dear Peter, Under no circumstances can I guarantee you a profit or your cost: I can merely trade. I, too, have been jealous in not being concerned as to one to one penny for penny in swapping. For instance that Flamingo drawing at one of my dealers would cost $85.00 but I may happily have drawn three of them for the ______ which I love. The Blake is marvelous, what do you want for it? Please try to remember that you suggested this swap, I had never seen it and didn't know you had it. How about a portrait of Blake after the life mask? / Was good seeing you & Jeff & Eric (at) the Boston Book Fiar. Do you do the NYC fair? Be well, Lisa joins in sending love. Leonard.'.