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Paris 2014 - ILAB Breslauer Prize

Published on 19 Oct. 2015
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AND THE WINNER IS … JAMES BOND!


OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE 16th ILAB BRESLAUER PRIZE FOR BIBLIOGRAPHY


APRIL 12 2014, 12 am, GRAND PALAIS


The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, given every fourth year to the most outstanding scholarly book about books and worth 10.000 $, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of bibliography. The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) is proud to officially present the 16th Prize to Jon Gilbert, author of:

IAN FLEMING. THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Preface by Fergus Fleming. Foreword by Michael L. Vanblaricum. Edited by Brad Frank. London, Queen Anne Press, 2012.

The official ceremony will take place during the 25th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair at noon on Saturday, 12th April, in the orchestra area of the Grand Palais (south aisle).

Jon Gilbert’s impressive work covers every aspect of Ian Fleming’s writings, manuscripts, proofs, corrected or uncorrected, first and all later impressions, paperback editions and all subsequent printings and editions. It gives insight into the conception of a book and into the editorial process. In short, Jon Gilbert provides his readers with all that possibly is to know, all one can possibly know about Ian Fleming and his writings. It shows that modern authors are not only collectible, but also merit exhaustive bibliographical scholarship. Jon Gilbert’s book has set a standard that will not easily be equalled and is, in every aspect, a most deserved winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography.

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Gilbert's Ian Fleming bilbiography was chosen from over 70 books about books covering every imaginable subject, written in all languages of the world and published between the years 2009 and 2012.

The jury of the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography consisted of Felix de Marez Oyens (President of the B.H. Breslauer Foundation), David Adams (Manchester University), Jean-Marc Chatelain (Bibliothèque Nationale de France), Poul Jan Poulsen (Aldus Antikvariat, Denmark), Umberto Pregliasco (Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco, Italy) and Arnoud Gerits (A. Gerits & Son, The Netherlands).

The next ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded in 2018. Submissions are welcome. For more information please contact the Prize Secretary or visit the offical website.

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