LIBER SCRIPTORUM, SIGNED BY MARK TWAIN, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, ANDREW CARNEGIE AND NUMEROUS OTHER AUTHORS
(TWAIN, Mark, ROOSEVELT, Theodore, et al.). Liber Scriptorum. New York, 1893, 1921. Two volumes.
First editions, each one of only 251 numbered copies signed by each of the 213 contributors at their contribution, the most prominent being Mark Twain (“The Californian’s Tale,” first volume, page 161—the first appearance of this story), Theodore Roosevelt (“A Shot at a Bull Elk,” first volume, page 487) and Andrew Carnegie (“Genius Illustrated from Burns,” first volume, page 99). Also represented are William Dean Howells, Frank Stockton, Henry Van Dyke, Carl Van Doren and noted American publishers Henry Holt and George Haven Putnam. Volume I is the copy of John Denison Champlin, one of the editors of the first volume. With an autograph letter signed by Carnegie to Champlin's son expressing sympathy over the death of his father. $18,000.