Dear list,

I'm wondering if anyone has done a roundup of the known butterfly drawings that VN made specifically to give to friends and family. There is, of course, Sarah Funke's Vera's Butterflies, as well as the illustrations accompanying Brian Boyd's introduction to the "Nabokov's Butterflies" April 2000 issue of the Atlantic Monthly. But I'm wondering if there has been any kind of compilation of all known recipients of personalized butterfly drawings given with a book.

Christie's pages list Vera's and Sonia Slonim's copies of books with dedications and drawings that went on the auction block (e.g.,, and Sandy Klein contributed this announcement of Dmitri's decision to sell his library in 2004 (, but does anyone know of anything more comprehensive that might indicate how many people received such highly personalized first editions or other copies of VN's books?

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