TWAIN MS. YIELDS $2,500
Day's Total in Sale of Dr. J. B. Clemens' Library is $27,710
Rare books, autographs and manuscripts from the library formed by the late Dr. James B. Clemens, New York, were sold at auction last night at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. for $27,710. The sale will end tonight. Richard Wormser paid $2,500 for the autograph manuscript of "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain.
Another autograph manuscript by the same author, "A Murder, a Mystery & a Marriage," believed to be unpublished, went to El Dieff for $1,250. C. A Stonehill, Inc. paid $2,000 for a copy of the first edition of William Blake's "Poetical Sketches," in the original wrappers. The same price was paid by James F. Drake, Inc., for a copy of the first edition of Boswell's "The Life of Samuel Johnson," in the original boards. A copy of the privately printed first edition of Byron's "The Curse of Minerva" sold for $1,300.
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