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Book History Colloquium at Columbia University
Columbia University
523 Butler Library
New York
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Oscar Wilde's copies of his own works which were presented to him as tokens of love, friendship, and self-promotion. Based on the study of several hundred inscribed books in public and private collections (including his own) Samuels Lasner’s talk focuses on the unusual - and heretofore overlooked - importance of presentation copies for biographical and bibliographical research. - Mark Samuels Lasner is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Delaware. The Book History Colloquium at Columbia University is open to all.