The Lake of Beauty
Edward Carpenter's 1883 poem from Towards Democracy letterpress printed at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts with handset metal type on unbleached Thai Mulberry paper in an edition of 12. Circular imagery printed in various shades of greens and blues complements the text. Celadon endsheets of Hanji paper connect the text pages to the Somerset Velvet Antique paper cover, inset with a printed sage green paper circle. The softcover flutter binding is wrapped in a sage green bookcloth-covered chemise housed within a basswood slipcase. Edition sold out.
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