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Prize Woodcuts

 02/05/2018

Congratulations to the winner of the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, Dutch scholar Ina Kok for Woodcuts in Incunabula Printed in the Low Countries”, published by Brill, April 2013, (4 Vols.). The winner was chosen from more than 50 submissions.

The prize will be awarded at the ABA Rare Book Fair London Exhibitor’s party on Friday 25 May at 7.30pm. Speakers: Felix de Marez Oyens (Breslauer Foundation), Justin Croft (Member of the Prize Jury) and Fabrizio Govi (ILAB Vice-President)

Fabrizio Govi, ILAB Vice President and Prize Secretary: 
"​The author has spent decades working on this book compiling an incredible census of illustrations used in editions printed in the 15t Century Netherlands. We cannot compare Ina Kok’s book to any other publication submitted for the 2018 Prize. Woodcut illustrations were often re-used 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.”

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Congratulations to the winner of the 17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, Dutch scholar Ina Kok for Woodcuts in Incunabula Printed in the Low Countries”, published by Brill, April 2013, (4 Vols.). The winner was chosen from more than 50 submissions.

The prize will be awarded at the ABA Rare Book Fair London Exhibitor’s party on Friday 25 May at 7.30pm. Speakers: Felix de Marez Oyens (Breslauer Foundation), Justin Croft (Member of the Prize Jury) and Fabrizio Govi (ILAB Vice-President)

Fabrizio Govi, ILAB Vice President and Prize Secretary: 
"​The author has spent decades working on this book compiling an incredible census of illustrations used in editions printed in the 15t Century Netherlands. We cannot compare Ina Kok’s book to any other publication submitted for the 2018 Prize. Woodcut illustrations were often re-used 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.”

Read more
https://ilabprize.org/homeb