Love is Enough
Illustrated by Beatrice Pagden
Limited to 750 hand-numbered copies.
Introductory note by John Bidwell
Over two-thirds of the limitation sold
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
Abundant floral illustrations by Beatrice Pagden
Slipcase covered in teal cloth blocked in gold
9˝ x 5¾˝