$200,000 MARK TWAIN SET.
Gabriel Wells Pays Record Price for Any Author's Work.
Gabriel Wells, rare book dealer, has bought from P. F. Collier & Son Company, a new definitive de luxe edition of Mark Twain's works, valued at more than $200,000. It is said to be the highest price ever paid for a single edition of any author's works.
Mr. Clemens' estate will receive from this sale alone more money than the author of a best seller of the day obtains from the sale of 100,000 copies. This royalty, added to the returns on the popular editions of Mark Twain, make his earnings, it is said, the greatest recorded for any author.
The value of this edition is enhanced by autographed title pages done by Mr. Clemens a short time before his death.
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