A HISTORY OF THE ERAGNY PRESS, 1894-1914. Marcella D. Genz.


(Eragny Press).
  • New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2003.
  • small 4to.
  • cloth
  • 240 pages.
  • ISBN: 1584561076
  • ISBN: 9781584561071

Price: $30.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 108168

This work is an exceptionally well-researched account of this press. It begins with a brief survey of Lucien Pissarro's early career and the influences on his book designs and proceeds to tell the story of his association with Charles Ricketts and the establishment of the Eragny Press. Eragny Press books were promoted and sold in England, the Continent, and the United States. The history of the Eragny Press includes a discussion of the influences and artistic theories that are the basis for Pissarro's books and provides a critical reassessment of their significance within the history of the English Arts and Crafts Private Press movement. The work features a detailed descriptive bibliography of all the Eragny Press publications. There are more than 75 illustrations of rare Eragny wood engravings and Eragny designs. This important book is for anyone interested in the history of printing, the Arts and Crafts movement, Impressionism, private presses, the art of wood engraving, and illustrated and fine books. Lacking the dust jacket.