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T.S. Eliot poetry book sells at auction for $7,000

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Jun 25, 2013 | 1:31pm EDT

A rare first edition of T.S. Eliot's epic poem The Waste Land that was donated to a charity book shop has sold at auction for $7,000 (£4,500). The book was donated to Oxfam's Turl Street branch in Oxford, England and was expected to go under the hammer for between $3,100 (£2,000) and $4,650 (£3,000). The tome dates from 1923, when it was published by Eliot's friends Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

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