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Bloemlezing by Henriette Roland Holst-van der Schalk

Contributed by Jan Middendorp on Feb 4th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Bloemlezing by Henriette Roland Holst-van der Schalk
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    Titan(ic) aka Hercules for poetry!

    This was the Amsterdam Typefoundry’s Hercules, put to surprising use on the dust cover of a collection of poems by famous (socialist) Dutch poetess Henriette Roland Holst-van der Schalk. Originally issued in Germany as Titan(ic), later marketed under different names and invariably as foundry type, by a variety of foundries.
    The publisher of this 1951 hard-cover book is the type-conscious W. L. & J. Brusse company in Rotterdam. One of the book designers most active for the company was Wim Brusse in Amsterdam – son and nephew to the two founding brothers – and he might be the author of this anonymous design.

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