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Mark Samuels Lasner

Mark Samuels Lasner, American book collector, bibliographer. Winthrop scholar, 1973.


  • Lasner, Mark Samuels was born on July 1, 1952 in New Haven. Son of Morton Henry and Bryna Jane (Samuels) Spero.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in American Studies summa cum laude, Connecticut College, 1974.


    • Honorary consultant Boston University Libraries, 1976-1982. Honorary consultant Victorian literature Georgetown University Library., Washington, 1989—2000. Senior research fellow University Delaware Library., since 2004, library associate, since 2002.

      Director The Browning Institute, New York, 1987-2000, Friends Casa Guidi, Winfield, Kansas, since 2000, American Printing History Association, 2002-2004, vice president 2000-2004.



    Board directors Friends of Connecticut College Library., since 1974, Friends of Princeton University Library., since 1991. Fellow, Morgan Library. & Museum, since 1994.

    Board Directors, University Delaware Library. Associate, since 2002. Volunteer Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1975-1976.

    Volunteer bibliographer University Virginia Library., Charlottesville, 1982-1986, board directors since 1992. Fellow Morgan Library. & Museum, New York (visiting committee manuscripts since 2008).

    Member William Morris Society in the United States (president 1988-2004), Bibliographical Society United States, Tennyson Society (American representative 1986-2000), Bibliographical Society of America (director 2002-2004), William Nuthead Society, Eighteen-Nineties Society, Ticknor Society, William Morris Society (president 1992-2004), Williams Club, Grolier Club (publications committee since 1993, director 1997-2004, vice president 2004), Franklin Inn Club, Philobiblon Club, Association International des Bibliophiles, Phi Beta Kappa.




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    Born July 1, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      Connecticut College
    • 1976 - 1982
      Honorary consultant, Boston University Libraries
    • 1989
      honorary consultant, Victorian literature Georgetown University Library
      Washington, United States