Cheops by J.H. Leopold

In the KB collection, you will find a special edition of the poem 'Cheops' by the poet J.H. Leopold (1865-1925). It was printed in 1916 by De Zilverdistel, the first private press in the Netherlands. Private press is a collective term for amateurs and professionals who owned a printing press at home until 1940 and tried to promote the book as a work of art, or for people who from 1945 onwards printed books for pleasure.