(1907-79) worked for two book publishers, Meuthen and Geoffrey Bles, and
in 1954, when Bles retired, Jock became the managing director. His
relationship, first with C.S. Lewis until 1963, and then with Warren Lewis
until 1973, and with Walter Hooper and other estate trustees until 1974,
played an important, but behind-the-scenes role in the total production,
promotion, distribution and sale of millions of Lewis's books.
In 1965 he edited, with a
preface, a book of essays, Light on C.S. Lewis, about Lewis
as viewed by his friends. Gibbs hoped that it would be "something of
a prologue to The Letters of C.S. Lewis" (Light, viii).
In 1971 he contributed an article on C.S. Lewis to the Encyclopedia
Britannica, calling Lewis "a bold and doughty conversationalist,
... a varied man of letters whose real intellectual brilliance might well
take years of study to appreciate fully." (EB, Vol. 13,
Gibb, Jocelyn (ed.)
Light on C.S. Lewis. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1976,