When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Who: Institute of English Studies
Where: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Presented by Jon Gilbert, author of the award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliography, antiquarian book dealer and collector, will enlighten the audience with his insightful knowledge of the Bond author. Not only did Fleming set up The Book Collector 65 years ago, he also managed to create one of the most inspiring book collections. The theme? Books that changed the world.

His collection is now part of the Lilly Library and Jon will talk about some of the highlights and Ian’s collecting secrets, but also about the Bond creator’s reading habits – his love of poetry, thrillers and adventure stories. Ian’s nephew James Fleming will be introducing Jon, who will be joined by Fergus Fleming for a short Q&A afterwards.

The event will start with a drinks reception sponsored by The Book Collector, which will be followed by the lecture at 7.30.

ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 (24 May – 11 June) and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade.

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