PAYS $1,900 FOR RARE MARK TWAIN WORK
Dr. Rosenbach Buys Manuscript at Sale of Mrs. John B. Stanchfield Library.
Mark Twain's manuscript, "Is Shakespeare Dead?" brought $1,900 yesterday at the sale in the Anderson Galleries of the library of Mrs. John B. Stanchfield of Islip, L.I. The afternoon session yielded $11,798.50, while the evening sales amounted to $8,762, making a total for the day of $20,560.50. The sale will be continued this afternoon and evening.
Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, who has been one of the heaviest buyers at recent book sales, was the purchaser of the Mark Twain manuscript, which brought the highest price of the day. This is a desirable manuscript because autograph manuscripts of this period of Mark Twain's life are uncommon. During the later years of Mark Twain's literary activity he generally resorted to stenographic dictation. This is one of his last in longhand.
[The article continues with description of other sales, but without further mention of Twain.]
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