La Charrue d'érable.

Lot Number 100
Author (ERAGNY PRESS) Moselly. Émile
Title La Charrue d'érable.
Year Published 1912
Place Printed Paris: Le Livre Contemporain,
Printed By
Description (ERAGNY PRESS) Moselly. Émile. La Charrue d'érable. Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1912 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.; 210 x 142 mm). Title-page with wood-engraved border, illustrations and initials by Lucien Pissarro printed in color, 12 wood-engravings hors texte after Camille Pissarro by Lucien Pissarro printed in color; occasional minor spotting not affecting images. Green calf, spine gilt-lettered and with cuir incisé botanical decorations in three panels, upper and lower covers each with very fine cuir incisé panels of brown calf pointille background with a tableau of dragonflys, grasshoppers, flowers, wheat, a sythe and sickle in red, green, tan, and orange, signed by N. Palli on the upper cover, top edges gilt, giltdecorated cream calf doublures, multi-colored moiré guards, marbled endleaves; spine slightly faded, some slight rubbing to spine ends and extremities.
Comments Artist & the Book 247 Copy 68 of 116 numbered copies printed at the Eragny Press, London, this copy an exemplaire nominatif for M. L. Orosdi. A unique copy with the original watercolors by Camille Pissarro bound in. In all, there are 12 original watercolors, signed "CP". In addition, one of 13 numbered sets of the hors texte plates, signed by Lucien Pissarro, is bound in. A superb example of the work of both Camille and Lucien Pissarro and of the Eragny Press, in a very fine contemporary binding.
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Provenance M. L. Orosdi (exemplaire nominatif)
Estimated Price USD 100,000.00 - 150,000.00
Actual Price USD 314,500.00

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Auction Name Library of Jacques Levy
Sale Number #NO8852
Auction Date April 20, 2012 - April 20, 2012
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