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presentation copy


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a copy of a book, engraving, etc., presented to some one by the author or artist, as a token of regard.


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  • When the work appeared the author sent a nicely-bound presentation copy to the Duke, but received no acknowledgment, and at length a common friend waited on his Grace, and, says one of Mickle's biographers, “heard with the indignation and contempt it deserved, a declaration that the work was at that time unread, and had been represented not to have the merit it had been first said to possess, and therefore nothing could be done on the subject of his mission.”

    Life of Adam Smith

  • It has been deposited, along with the gold box containing the freedom of the city of London, in a vault in the Institute at Peabody; also the gold box from the Fishmongers 'Association, London; a book of autographs; a presentation copy of the Queen's first published book, with her autograph; and a cane which belonged to Benjamin Franklin.

    Queen Victoria

  • Heer's work on the Fossil Flora of the Arctics had recently appeared, and a presentation copy from him reached Agassiz as he was slowly regaining strength after his illness, although still confined to the house.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • A presentation copy of The Desolation of Eyam was sent to the Howitts 'favourite poet, Wordsworth, who, in acknowledging their

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Another interesting insertion in Mr. Laing's little volume is a facsimile of Young's handwriting, from a Latin inscription in a presentation copy of his Dies Dominica, still extant.

    The Life of John Milton

  • He has settled with me; his half-profits amount to some L130, which by charging me for every presentation copy he cuts down to somewhere about L110; not the lion's share in the gross produce, yet a great share compared with an expectancy no higher than zero!

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • Milton entrusted him with a letter to Bradshaw and a presentation copy of the Secunda defensio.

    Andrew Marvell

  • Soon after Smith settled in Edinburgh he received from his old French friends, the Duchesse d'Enville and her son the Duc de la Rochefoucauld, a presentation copy of a new edition of their ancestor's

    Life of Adam Smith


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