J. Eijkelboom – Verzamelde Gedichten

Book coverJ. Eijkelboom – Verzamelde Gedichten
Book coverJ. Eijkelboom – Verzamelde Gedichten
Book coverJ. Eijkelboom – Verzamelde Gedichten
Book coverJ. Eijkelboom – Verzamelde Gedichten

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.

Edition: 2012
Language: Dutch
Final editor: Kees van 't Hof
Publisher / commissioner: De Arbeiderspers, Utrecht/Amsterdam/Antwerpen
Designer: Steven van der Gaauw
Printer: HooibergHaasbeek, Meppel
Binder: Abbringh, Groningen
Dimensions: 130 x 210 x 37
Amount of pages: 616 p.
Number of copies: 1,250
Price: € 45
ISBN: 978 90 295 8641 2
Font and foundry: TEFF Lexicon 2A
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 90gsm Biotop (interior), 120gsm woodfree offset white (endpapers, both sides painted sheet in PMS Blue 072U and finished with matt press varnish), Brillianta 4012 (binding), 130gsm Chagall, ivory (dust jacket)