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ILAB Past Presidents

ILAB has a long tradition of dedicated booksellers serving their national associations and later offering their services and expertise to the international community. Not much has changed since the founding days of the League. Presidents and their committees were and are driven to advance the trade within its current business context at the time, adapt with the times, grow the organisation, introduce new ideas and represent the rare book trade internationally. All past ILAB Presidents to whom our great thanks are due, are listed here.
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Percy H. Muir
Chairman Preliminary Conference 1947



ILAB Past Presidents


1948 - 1950

William S. Kundig

(Vice-President: Percy H. Muir)


1950 - 1951


Percy H. Muir

(Vice-President: André Poursin)

1952 - 1954


Georges Blaizot

(Vice-President: J. E. Stanley Sawyer)

1955 - 1957


J. E. Stanley Sawyer

(Vice-President: F. Tulkens)

1958 - 1960


Richard S. Wormser

(Vice-President: Dr. Ernst Hauswedell)

1961 - 1965


Georges A. Deny

(Vice-Presidents: Fernand de Nobele and Dudley Massey)

1966 - 1967


Dudley Massey

(Vice-President: Max Elte)

1968 - 1972


Fernand de Nobele

(Vice-Presidents: Max Elte and Dr. Frieder Kocher-Benzing)

1973 - 1975


Dr. Frieder Kocher-Benzing

(Vice-President: Stanley Crowe)

1976 - 1978


Stanley Crowe

(Vice-President: Bob de Graaf)

1979 - 1981


Bob de Graaf

(Vice-President: John Lawson)

1982 - 1984


John Lawson

(Vice-President: Hans Bagger)


1985 - 1987


Hans Bagger

(Vice-President: Jörg Schäfer)

1988 - 1990


Anthony Rota

(Vice-President: Anton Gerits)

1991 - 1995


Anton Gerits

(Vice-President: Godebert M. Reiss)

1996 - 1999


Alain Nicolas

(Vice-Presidents: Walter Alicke and Georg Schreyer)

2000 - 2001


Kay Craddock

(Vice-President: Bob Fleck)

2002 - 2005


Bob Fleck

(Vice-Presidents: Keith Fletcher and Michael Steinbach)

2006 - 2007


Michael Steinbach

(Vice-President: Adrian Harrington)

2008 - 2009


Adrian Harrington

(Vice-President: Arnoud Gerits)

2010 - 2012


Arnoud Gerits

(Vice-President: Tom Congalton)

2012 - 2014


Tom Congalton

(Vice-President: Norbert Donhofer)

2014 - 2016

Norbert Donhofer

(Vice-President: Gonzalo Fernández Pontes)


2016 - 2018

Gonzalo F. Pontes

(Vice-President Sally Burdon)