C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia


"Gibb, Jocelyn Easton 'Jock'" 


Jocelyn "Jock" Easton Gibb (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, 1008) 


Gibb, Jocelyn (ed.) Light on C.S. Lewis. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1976, c1965.

__________. "Lewis, C.S." Encyclopedia Britannica. Vol. 13. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1971. pp. 1007-1008.

Gilbert, Douglas and Kilby, Clyde S. C.S. Lewis: Images of His World. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1973.

Green, Roger Lancelyn, and Walter Hooper. C.S. Lewis: A Biography. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.

Hooper, Walter. C.S. Lewis: A Companion & Guide. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996. pp. 659-661 and passim.

Lewis, C.S. Letters of C.S. Lewis. ed. with a memoir by W.H. Lewis. revised and enlarged. ed. Walter Hooper. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1988.

Lewis, Warren Hamilton. Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis. ed. Clyde S. Kilby and Marjorie Lamp Mead. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982.

Lindskoog, Kathryn. Light in the Shadowlands. Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 1994.

Locke, John. An Early Draft of Locke's Essay, together with excerpts from his journals.ed. by R.I. Aaron and Jocelyn Gibb. Oxford: Clarendon, 1936.

Richard James
Burkesville Christian Church
Burkesville, Kentucky

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