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On April 23rd, Dutch scholar and Brill author Ina Kok was announced as the winner of the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, for her magnum opus Woodcuts in Incunabula Printed in the Low Countries.
Fabrizio Govi, ILAB Vice President and Prize Secretary, says: "The author has spent decades working on this book compiling an incredible census of illustrations used in editions printed in the 15th Century Netherlands. We cannot compare Ina Kok’s book to any other publication submitted for the 2018 Prize. Woodcut illustrations were often reused during the first period of printing, they were fragile and were easily worn down after a few impressions. As a result, they were sometimes repaired with a few minor changes or completely recut, trying to recreate the original block as closely as possible. This work, published in four volumes and based on the study of almost four thousand illustrations, is remarkable.”
A second major bibliography published by Brill received an Honourable Mention: Jan Moretus and the Continuation of the Plantin Press by Dirk Imhof.
This prestigious prize in the field of bibliographical studies, worth US$ 10,000 is awarded every fourth year to the most significant reference work within a selection of scholarly books on bibliography, published in the previous years and submitted to the Prize jury. For more information about the ILAB Breslauer Prize visit https://ilabprize.org/.
For more information about the prize winners, please contact Mr. Arjan van Dijk, Sr. Acquisitions Editor at Brill, via email@example.com.
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