Love Is Enough

  • Love is Enough, or The Freeing of Pharamond: A Morality
  • By William Morris
  • With Two Illustrations by Sir Edward Burne-Jones
  • Kelmscott Press, Hammersmith, 1897
  • Book: 232mm x 295mm x 25mm
  • Box: 265mm x 333mm x 35mm
  • Bound in 2016

Full leather stub binding bound in fair calf with miscellaneous coloured leather onlays.
The leather is embroidered over the onlays with coloured silks and metallic threads using a variety of embroidery stitches.
There are twenty eight gold plated brass pieces attached to the boards on the trellis.
Blind and gold tooling scattered over the whole book
The endpapers and doublures are printed in a reapeat pattern of the leaf outlines that appear on the cover.
 
Teak box, mitred and held together with brass pins at each of the box corners.
The lid is frosted perspex so the book cover can be viewed through it.
 
Description of Design
 

The thing that struck me most about this book was the many references to the cycle of nature. The design was based on one of William Morris' "Trellis"  design which has birds repeated on it. I decided to modify the pattern and change these birds to respresent one for each of the seasons. For spring - a Goldfinch, summer - a Housemartin, autumn - a Serin and winter - a Brambling.

 

 

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