Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Metcalf-Rooke Award: The Book

Above, a few photos of the leather-bound copy of Kathleen Winter's boYs. We were a bit behind with it this year, so it just went off to Kathleen (who very well may be seeing it here for the first time). Beautifully bound in half leather, with raised bands and hand marbled boards, in a custom leather and paper slipcase, by a good friend of mine, Dan Mezza, t'is a work of art. The winner of this year's Metcalf-Rooke award, set to be announced at week's end, will receive a similar volume.

Breaking award news: one of the deans of Canadian antiquarian bookselling Steven Temple has recently agreed to co-sponsor the Metcalf-Rooke Award, which will help to ensure that we can keep it going long into the future.


Anonymous said...

god, that is beautiful! slaveringly beautiful. i haven't yet found anything that would make me fondle a computer monitor, but this came clinically close. covetous congratulations, kathleen. grapho-bibliophile.

Anonymous said...

Hard to top what Kathleen said - wonderful choice of materials, colours... Can just imagine what it would be like in the 'flesh'. Congratulations.
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