Our frequent commenter known to us as “Basil” or “Mikufan” has sent me some great high res photos of the poetry book she has that was bought originally from Rathbone’s estate. So here they are. The book, THE DEATHLESS FLOWER was apparently given to Rathbone by the author herself. And the dedication reads “to Basil Rathbone who leaves the white flame of his creative genius burning in the memory of his listeners“.
The author’s name is Ida Elaine James. So if anyone knows or can discover anything more about this lady, if she was a friend of Rathbone’s or if he just liked her work, let me know.
Of additional interest is the fact that someone – very likely Basil – has underlined certain passages from the poems in pencil, as you’ll see in the scans below.
Much thanks to “Basil” (and her dad) for going to the trouble of photographing and uploading these. Alyssia might want to take note of how it’s done. 🙂