Giovanni Verga – De Leeglopers. I Malavoglia

Book coverGiovanni Verga – De Leeglopers. I Malavoglia
Book coverGiovanni Verga – De Leeglopers. I Malavoglia
Book coverGiovanni Verga – De Leeglopers. I Malavoglia
Book coverGiovanni Verga – De Leeglopers. I Malavoglia

The colours on the jacket of De Leeglopers are so delectable that you’d want to buy it for that reason alone. They set up the board neatly. True, the Spectrum typeface has a tendency to clog up when reversed out, but happily this has no impact on legibility. Then we have a nice contrast in the black cloth of the cover, setting the tone for the content. Format and binding style have already proved themselves and make sure you can hold the book comfortably and not let go before it’s finished. Reading something good on paper is such a pleasure. One minor quibble: there’s some variability in the weight with which the sections have been printed – rather sloppy for a book like this!

Edition: 2007
Language: Dutch, translated by Yond Boeke and Patty Krone
Publisher / commissioner: Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, Amsterdam
Designer: Jacques Janssen, Marjan Landman (jacket)
Lithographer: Perfect Service, Schoonhoven, Digigraphic, Enschede
Printer: Offizin Andersen Nexö Leipzig, Zwenkau (D)
Binder: Leipziger Großbuchbinderei, Zwenkau (D)
Dimensions: 122 x 200 x 25
Amount of pages: 318 p.
Number of copies: 2,500
Price: € 32.50
ISBN: 978 90 253 6324 6
Font and foundry: Spectrum
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 100gsm Fly, tinted (interior), 120gsm tinted endpaper stock (endpapers), Iris linen, black (binding), 120gsm woodfree offset (dust jacket)