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October 15 2009 is the deadline for nominating monographs, essays, theses, dissertations, or electronic resources published, approved or posted between 1 January 2007 and 1 October 2009 for the 2010 Justin G. Schiller Prize for Bibliographic Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books. The prize is sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America.

Submissions may concentrate on any children’s books printed before the year 1901 in any country or any language. They should involve research into bibliography and printing history broadly conceived and should focus on the physical book as historical evidence for studying topics such as the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Studies of the printing, publishing, and allied trades, as these relate to children’s books, are also welcome.

For complete information on the application process, including the submission requirements, visit the homepage of the Bibliographic Society of America (

In 2007 the prize was awarded to Lawrence Darton’s “The Dartons: An Annotated Check-list of Children’s Books Issued by Two Publishing Houses 1787-1876” (London: British Library; New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2004).

Please direct questions to:

Andrea Immel
Schiller Prize Coordinator
Curator, Cotsen Children’s Library
Princeton University Library

Final Call for Nominations for the Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th Century Children’s Books