and his animal friends, by Benjamin Rabier.
the title page (identical to the book's cover image)
Benjamin Rabier (1864-1939) ('the man who made the animals laugh') produced some sixteen books featuring his beloved animated duck, Gédéon [& friends], between 1923 and 1939.
This is the 3rd post on BibliOdyssey featuring book illustrations by Rabier so I'll keep the repetition to a minimum. The colour saturation has been slightly boosted in the images above which constitute about ½ to ¾ of the book's illustrations.
- The above book, 'Gédéon Traverse l'Atlantique' 1933, by Benjamin Rabier, was sourced from the French National Library.
- Previously on BibliOdyssey (including background/links): Le Bouffon Choisi & Fables de Florian.
- Rabier posts at Patricia's wonderful Agence Eureka -- Le Fond du Sac & Aristide et Bobino & Les Aventures d'une Souris Verte & Rabougri, Chat de Gouttière & Gédéon en Afrique & Les Contes du Lapin Vert & Le Petit Père Mulot.
- Benjamin Rabier at Amazon.
- Review of a Rabier documentary (& captioned trailer) released earlier this year (part-crowd funded) & uniFranceFilms info summary.
- ADDIT: BiG thanks to Will of 50watts.com for alerting me to the BnF copy of this Rabier book!!
- This post originally appeared on the BibliOdyssey website.