People who know me will know I own far too many Bibles. It's true, in our house we have double-figures of religious texts, and every time an elderly relative dies, I tend to get their Bible and book of Common Prayer. I love them, especially the ones with illustrations and so when I was sent this book to review I was delighted. The idea was that the Kelmscott Press would print a Bible (can you image how amazing that would be?) and so Edward Burne-Jones started work on some designs that would illustrate it. Sadly both he and Morris died before the book could be completed, so Georgiana published what had been created in 1902.
|Things go wrong in the Garden of Eden|
|Expulsion from Eden|
|Cain and Abel|
The book is priced £12.99, which may seem a lot for such a slight book, but it is a chance to see a good reproduction of the work, in A4 sized pages. The publishers Pallas Athene have taken trouble to present this work (and many others) in an attractive, accessible way. More Burne-Jones in our lives is always a good thing...
To buy this from Amazon go here (UK) or here (US)
To see what else the good people at Pallas Athene have in store go here.