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18th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography - Call for Submissions

Submissions are open for the 18th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, to be awarded in Oxford in May 2022, for new bibliographical publications printed between 2018 and 2021 inclusive.
The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, ILAB, the world’s largest network of professional rare booksellers, recognizes every four years the author of the best work, published or unpublished, of learned bibliography: research into the history of the book or book trade, book design or binding, typography, or books of general interest on the subject.
Entries are not restricted to English language publications: all languages and places of publication are considered, by an international jury.
The first prize is US$10,000, the second US$5,000 and the third US$3,000. Publishers, academics, scholars and members of the rare book trade are asked to submit publications by 31 December 2021.

Please send a copy of the publication to:
Fabrizio Govi - ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography Chair
at Libreria Govi, via Bononcini 24, I-41124 Modena, Italy

The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography was founded in the early days of the League and first awarded in 1967. In 2008, its name changed to “ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography” to honour a generous gift granted by the Breslauer Foundation which was set up by the late Dr. Bernard H. Breslauer (1918 – 2004), an ILAB bookseller with a lifelong passion for the field of bibliography.

For further information, please contact the Secretariat of the League: Angelika Elstner at