SLAM Bibliography Prize 2012 - « L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800) »
The Bibliography Prize 2012 of the Syndicat National de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) will be awarded to Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet for:
« L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1470-1800). »
Etudes et catalogue collectif des fonds conservés à la bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, à la Bibliothèque Mazarine et à la Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne. Coédition BnF / Bibliothèque Mazarine / Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, 2011.
21 x 29,7 cm, hardcover, 520 pages, 113 illustrations.
« L'Imitation de Jésus Christ » is certainly one of the most popular and most read books after the Bible, from the end of Middle Ages up to the present. Conceived as a bibliography this joint catalogue edited by Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet provides scholars and bibliophiles with a most detailed description of all editions before the year 1800 from the famous collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Libraries of Sainte-Geneviève, Mazarine and the Sorbonne.
Martine Delaveau and Yann Sordet will be officially honoured with the SLAM Bibliography Prize during the Paris International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Grand Palais on Saturday, April 28, 2012.
This year another special prize, the "Prix spécial du jury", will be awarded to the:
Dictionnaire encyclopédique du Livre.
Ouvrage collectif. Paris, Electre - Ed. du Cercle de la Librairie, 2011.
The dictionary explains everything you need to know about the book and the antiquarian book trade : the vocabulary, the techniques of book descriptions, the parts of the book, paper fabrication, bindings, presses, printers, the history of the book as well as the rules, regulations and most outstanding personalities of the trade.