2016 Winner


La Vita nuova
bound by Bec Britain

Winner of the Harmatan Leather Prize at the 2016 Designer Bookbinders Annual Bookbinding Competititon.

With onlays, tooling and ink. The design reflects Dante’s evolving sense of the limitations of courtly love and its transition into sacred love. The nine bronze stars represent Dante and Beatrice who are both aged nine when they first meet.