Official Presentation of the 16th Prize at the Grand Palais (Paris)
"Hello, my name is Gilbert, Jon Gilbert ..." The 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography goes to Jon Gilbert for his groundbreaking work about the author of the James Bond novels: Ian Fleming. The Bibliography. The official ceremony took place on Saturday, 12th April, noon, at the Grand Palais (Paris), preceding the 41st ILAB Congress and during the Salon International du Livre Ancien & 25th ILAB International Antiquarian Book Fair.
Jon Gilbert, renowned dealer at rare book experts Adrian Harrington Limited in London, received the Prize worth 10.000 $, from ILAB Prize Secretary Arnoud Gerits, former ILAB President Tom Congalton, and jury member Jean-Marc Chatelain (Bibliothèque Nationale de France) who honoured the work and its author with a brilliant speech.