We were united in finding this book in every way magnificent. Entirely in the classical tradition, yet with the massive J on the dust jacket at once unexpectedly modern and in your face.
What is quality? Difficult to explain, Benno Premsela once said, but when it’s there you’ll see it. We were reminded of that when this substantial, handsomely bound book (with ribbon marker), came before us. Another volume that gets everything right: it feels great in the hand, the pages turn easily, the choice of paper, the colours of not just the dust jacket and cover but the endpapers and ribbon marker too – and the classical typography: truly the work of a specialist!
A real joy for the reader, too: there’s nothing to stop one becoming entirely swept up by Jan Eijkelboom’s poetry.