The winners of the 2018 BSUVA Book Collecting Contest were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting on Friday, March 23. The winners are:
First place, $1,000, and the BSUVA Rare Book School Fellowship—Samuel V. Lemley, “Biblioteca Genealogica: Sicilian Printing, 1704-1893″
Second place, $600—James P. Ascher, “Annotations to Samuel Butler’s Hudibras 1678-1858″
Honorable Mention, $300–Phillip M. Tan, “Singing through 500 Years of Reformed and Presbyterian Psalters”
As first-place winner, Mr. Lemley will be entering the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest to compete for their first prize of $2,500.
Contestants received gift certificates generously donated by eight local booksellers.
Selections from the winning collections were on display in the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library through April.