The whole panel fell as one for this compact yet bulky book, which was accordingly straight away placed on the list at the preselection stage. Even those with no interest in religion are likely to find themselves tempted to look into this bible. The super-fine paper provides perfect support for the refined, elegant typography and provides the ultimate feel of bible paper. You have to look twice to see the cross on the front cover. The combination of monochrome and gold in the text is most effective. The fact that the part of the letter b printed on the fore-edge doesn’t line up perfectly with the cover is a pity but in noway detracts from the general enthusiasm for this edition.

Extra information:  Interior printed in black and Pantone 1255. One edition in a white binding with black text and another in a black binding with text in white. The title on the binding runs on in screenprinting over the fore-edge. Two ribbon markers, one black, one gold.

Author Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap

Year 2016

Language Dutch

Edited by Drs. P.J. Booij, drs. T. Mewe, J.R. Radersma

Publisher Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap, Haarlem

Designer Studio Ron van Roon (Bart Rouwhorst); Buitenspel, Meppel (maps)

Prepress 2K Denmark, Højbjerg (DK)

Printer Royal Jongbloed, Heerenveen

Binder Royal Jongbloed, Heerenveen

Size 125 x 180 x 35 mm

Number of pages 1,984 p.

Print run 7,000

Price € 32.50

ISBN 978 90 8912 113 4 (standard edition white) / 978 90 8912 111 0 (standard edition black)

Font Milo Serif Pro (FontFont), Nobel (Dutch Type Library)

Binding style Sewn hardback with flat spine, thin boards with minimal square. Endpapers, consisting of a section of eight pages, sewn in with the book block.

Material 32gms Primabible (interior); 120gsm BIO TOP 3 120gsm (endpapers); 135gsm Woodfree MC, over 1.5 mm grey board, anti-scratch matt lamination (binding)