1921 Liber Scriptorum 2nd Book Of Author's Club Ltd Ed 1 Of 251 Signed Copies
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1921 Liber Scriptorum 2nd Book Of Author's Club Ltd Ed 1 Of 251 Signed Copies:
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Liber Scriptorum: The Second Book of the Authors Club. #108 of 251 copies. [Note: This volume is the perfect complement to The First Book of the Authors Club, which we are also offering.]
New York: The Authors Club, 1921. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated with decorative head and tail pieces. 584 pp., very thick tall 4to, dark brown pebbled morocco, uncut edges.
This volume contains 75 prose works and 54 in poetry, each signed by the author (except for the dozen noted below). This volume contains works by George Washington Cable, Walter Phelps Dodge, John Erskine, Carl Van Doren, and many more.
This second volume was conceived to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first volume, but publication was delayed due to World War I. It was finally published in 1921 with contributions from: Irving Bacheller, George Washington Cable, George Wharton Edwards, John Erskine, Franklin Henry Giddings, George Bird Grinnell, Rossiter Johnson, John Uri Lloyd, Brander Matthews, George Barr McCutcheon, Albert Payson Terhune, Carl Van Doren, and Henry van Dyke. As noted in the table of contents and errata sheet, not all of the authors were able to sign this volume: eight died before the printing had finished so facsimiles were used for Joseph Alexander Altsheler, Julius Chambers, William Henry McElroy, Charles Augustus Stoddard, Stephen Henry Thayer, Calvin Thomas, James Terry White, and William Young; two had gone blind (James Thompson Bixby and Richard Rodgers Bowker), and could no longer sign their name consistently; one contributor was off traveling (Frank Crane); and one was ill (William Ordway Partridge).
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