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    Limited to 251 Copies With a Signed Story
    by Mark Twain

    [The Author's Club]. Liber Scriptorum; The First Book of the Authors Club. New York: Published by the Authors Club, 1893. First and only edition. Number 58 of a limited run of 251 copies. Quarto. xvi, [iv], 3-588, [3] pages. Decorative wood-block engravings above each title head. Publisher's straight-grain brown morocco, deep and decorative black stamping to front and spine, gilt center piece of the 'light of learning' to cover, gilt spine lettering, floral patterned end papers, top edge gilt all others untrimmed. In short, presented in the best typographical dress that the De Vinne Press could furnish, as well as being printed on hand-made paper manufactured in Holland specially for this work. This volume is signed by all 109 contributors. A beautiful copy of this large work in near fine condition and housed in a custom-made slipcase.

    Originally conceived of as a money-making proposition for the Authors Club to finance a permanent clubhouse, all the contributors submitted their work towards this goal. Contributors include; Andrew Carnegie, Samuel L. Clemens ('A Californian's Tale', BAL 3438), Theodore Low De Vinne ('Do You Know the Letters?'), William D. Howells, Theodore Roosevelt ('A Shot at Bull Elk'), Josiah Royce, Frank R. Stockton, Charles Dudley Warner and many others.


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