Title: Antiquarian Bookseller, Researcher, Editor
Company: Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., Battledore Ltd.
Location: New York, New York, United States
Justin G. Schiller, Antiquarian Bookseller, Researcher and Editor at Justin G. Schiller, Ltd. and Battledore Ltd., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements and leadership in book collecting.
The youngest lender of rare books to Columbia University in its 200-year history at age 12, Mr. Schiller is the current president of Justin G. Schiller, Ltd. in New York since 1969 and Battledore Ltd. in Kingston, New York, since 1988. He began his career as the principal of his own self-titled company in Brooklyn, New York, in 1960, remaining in this position for nine years before becoming an associate professor at Columbia University from 1984 to 1996. In addition to this tenure, he instructed history at Columbia University’s Children’s Literature Rare Books School from 1984 to 1989 and has lectured extensively in his field. He also teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville since 1996. Prior to beginning his career, Mr. Schiller pursued a formal education at Ithaca College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Renaissance literature in 1965. He then attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he completed postgraduate coursework between 1965 and 1966.
Notably, Mr. Schiller developed an international specialty in vintage Chinese propaganda art during the Mao Zedong regime, and is a specialist in the history of rare and collectible children’s books. He has also authenticated and appraised original children’s book illustration art. A councilman with the Bibliographical Society of America from 2001 to 2007, as well as a fellowship committee member from 2003 to 2008, Mr. Schiller curated the Little Red Book collection at the Grolier Club from 2014 to 2015 and co-curated “Maurice Sendak, a Celebration of the Artist and His Week” in 2013. Additionally, he co-edited 73 volumes of “Garland’s Classics in Children’s Literature” and has contributed myriad articles to professional magazines. Active with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the American Antiquarian Society, he is the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been listed in the first edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, the 37th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, and several editions of other Who’s Who publications.
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