ERAGNY PRESS. FLAUBERT, Gustave. ~ Un Coeur Simple.
Wood engraved frontispiece (Girl and Cow), border and initials designed by Lucien Pissarro and engraved by Lucien and Esther Pissarro. One of 226 copies printed in Vale type on Arnold's handmade paper with Vale Press watermark. 12mo., original linen backed blue paper covered boards with printed paper label on upper cover. Very slight browning and spotting to blanks as usual, extremely mild spotting to first and last leaves, front gathering starting a little, otherwise a very good, fresh copy.
Lucien appeared to have enjoyed the pastoral subject adapting an earlier drawing to represent the simple peasant girl of the story in the elaborate frontispiece. 'Un Coeur Simple' is one of three short stories by Flaubert published under the title 'Trois Contes' in 1877. The other two were also printed by the Eragny Press.