With so many good reasons for visiting Amsterdam, the idea of going there to read 70 or so bibliographies in two days might not seem the most compelling. None the less, I and five other people interested in book history did exactly that in October, as guests of the Breslauer Foundation of New York, which awards a prize for the best bibliography published in the previous four years in any language. Publishers are invited to submit entries for consideration, and the winner will receive the prize of $10,000 at a gala dinner in Paris next year.
Polémique sur les espèces en voie de disparition? Non. Fable de La Fontaine? Non plus... Il s’agit des illustrations du dernier tome des Questions sur l’Encyclopédie.