(London): British Library, 2004,
First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 240pp. British Library, New. Item #12713
Created by the son of Camille Pissaro, the French Impressionist painter, in 1894, the Eragny Press was produced in conjunction with his wife, Esther. Lucien created wood engravings, while Esther printed and bound the small books. This is a full and exceptionally well-researched account of the Press. It includes a discussion of the influences and artistic theories that are the basis for the Pissarros' books and provides a critical reassessment of their significance within the history of the English Arts and Crafts Private Press movement. With a detailed bibliography of all Eragny Press publications, with critical commentary on each. Extensively illustrated in black and white. As new.