ERAGNY PRESS. MOSELLY, Emile. PISSARRO, Camille. ~ La Charrue d'Erable. [The Maple-Wood Plough].
Wood engraved title page border in 3 colours, 12 illustrations each printed from 4 blocks designed by Camille Pissarro and engraved on wood by Lucien Pissarro, historiated initials, headpieces and tailpieces designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. One of 116 copies, this copy for M.A. Gracy of the Livre Contemporain. Printed in Brook type on Arches paper with watermarks of Le Livre Contemporain and the Eragny Press. 8vo., original green full limp calf lettered in gilt, inside cover in cream calf stamped in gilt with apple motifs and the monogram of Le Livre Contemporain. A good uncut copy with some fading to the spine, some very occasional spotting and offset from the doublures and some staining to bottom of first and last two leaves.
La Charrue d'Erable or The Maple-wood Plough comprised 12 short chapters on a rural theme written by Emile Moselly to match 12 drawings by Camille Pissarro. Pissarro matched the beauty of his father's drawing with his skill as an engraver and printer, producing outstanding four block printing. A real masterpiece.