E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellowship
In 1995, Rare Book School established a fellowship honoring the memory of the great London antiquarian bookseller, E. Ph. Goldschmidt.
RBS awards Goldschmidt Fellowships to promising persons who are beginning careers in rare books, the antiquarian book trade, and related fields. During the RBS summer session, Goldschmidt Fellows attend a course and work as a program staff member or lab instructor.
The initial funding for RBS's Goldschmidt Fellowships was provided by Robert O. Dougan (1904–1999), who worked for E. Ph. Goldschmidt (1887–1954) in London in the 1920s and '30s before going on to a distinguished career in librarianship. Dougan retired as Librarian of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, CA, in 1972.
Ernst Philip Goldschmidt was one of the greatest antiquarian booksellers of his time. Born in Vienna of Dutch parents, he attended Cambridge University and lived for much of his later life in London, where he moved his business in 1923. He was the author of more than a hundred notable catalogs and a number of important books on the history of bookbinding, book collecting, and related subjects.
E. Ph. Goldschmidt Fellows
|2005||no award made|
|2003||E. Haven Hawley|
|2002||R. Arvid Nelsen|
|1996||A. Timothy Rogers|
|1995||David T. Jenkins|