BENJAMIN RABIER (1864-1939) “THE CHOSEN BUFFON”
Dedication in ink on first title page dated 16-6-(19)48 «To our little friend ... With all our affection. 16-6-48. Paul ....» Paris Librairie Garnier Frères, undated. In French. 228 pp, illus. in black and in colour, 30 x 23,5 x 3 cm Publisher’s boards, spine bent, paper browned, spine not glued to front board, hinge broken. Man Domestic Animals Wild Animals Birds Reptiles and Fish Benjamin Rabier, master of animal illustration, illustrates here the texts written in the 18th century by the great French naturalist, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Count de Buffon (1707-1788). Texts and images respond to each other and complement each other wonderfully.