Vita Nuova
by Dante Alighieri
Illustrated by Daniel Egneus
Published by the Folio Society, 2015
Bound by Glenn Malkin, 2016
Winner of the First Prize for the set book in the 2016 Designer Bookbinders Annual Competition
Bound in full crimson Oasis goatskin. Tooled in gold and black. Edges decorated with acrylics. Full black leather doublures and red paper endpapers.
Hand-sewn silk end bands. The design represents the 'perfect' number nine which is featured through the book,
though on closer inspection, not as perfect as it first appears. The black represents the encroachment of death in the story.
Presented in a suede-lined drop-back box, tooled with the title and design in black
In private collection (USA)