Love is Enough
Introductory note by John Bidwell
FEWER THAN 150 COPIES
Meticulously produced facsimile of William Morris’s poetic masterpiece. Illustrated on every page and fully bound in leather blocked in gold.
Housed in The Morgan Library & Museum in New York is a rarely seen jewel of Arts and Crafts book production – a personalised copy of William Morris’s poetic masterpiece Love is Enough, hand-illustrated on every page with vibrant floral watercolours by Beatrice Pagden and strikingly bound by the legendary Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson for its original owner, Morris’s publisher and confidant, Frederick Startridge Ellis.
Every element of this unique volume has now been recreated for the first time in our meticulous facsimile: the fresh colours of the beautiful illustrations, the luxurious binding (including the tiny signature, 18 C-S 87, that is blocked on the doublure), and even the feel of its pages. The result is a breath-taking combination of text, illustration and case that perfectly embodies Morris’s vision of the ‘beautiful book’.
Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies
Hand-bound in leather blocked in gold on front, back, spine and doublures
Metallic gold page edges on all sides
Abundant floral illustrations by Beatrice Pagden
Slipcase covered in teal cloth blocked in gold
9˝ x 5¾˝