Trés fantastique! Merci beaucoup Journey Round My Skull.
La bête est morte looks really daring and not like a book for children and it's strange that it was written so early. I'd love to read it!I also like Mon chat by Andre Beucler. The style, language and font is just lovely and cats are great:)
Très bon message ! ...:)
oh oh... A bunch of beloved books here... (merci pour le clin d'oeil!)Where did you find "reptiles à colorier". Never seen it before and so far away from today's coloring books... Would love to see the content.I intend to write a post on Jean Bruller's Patapouf & filifers. Happen to have the book at home right now.Enjoy the day!
ah, what a treat! c'est vachement beau
OOOh c'est beau ! (but now i need to find all i have not yet !) and thanks . ;-)patricia
Oh so great!You honestly have one of the best art blogs in the blogosphere here, I must say. So inspirational! Please don't ever quit this blog :D
Love the lettering on the Guy Sabran cover - the image itself is great, but the title just electrifies it.
Thanks for your kind comments. I should be able to do a follow-up post soon featuring earlier books -- trying to decide if I should break that follow-up into two posts: pre-1900 works and 1900-1929 works. Restricting the dates definitely made this one better. Cy, root around on Agence Eureka -- they feature another book by Guy Sabran which looks just as good.
good god, that is fantastic stuff.
Dis donc, quite a post - I'm breathless! Merci, je me régale!
Brilliant post with great finds!
"Cornebuse et cie by Guy Sabran" is wonderful...
Chantefables, by Desnos! "Une fourmi de dix-huit mètre, avec un chapeau sur la tête"... All my childhood!(Roughly translated : A fifty-feet ant with a hat of its head: that can't exist! That can't exist!An ant drawing a chariot filled with penguins and ducks: that can't exist! That can't exist!An ant speaking French, speaking Latin and Javanese: that can't exist! That can't exist!Hey! Why not? )As a sidenote, "La bête est morte!" is a pretty amazing illustrated book, that was written in 1944 as a way to explain WWII to children (The French are rabbits, the English are dogs, the German are wolves...). It is very patriotic and simplistic in many ways, but still a very interesting read, if only to get an inlking of th way the French population felt at the time.More on the subject in French : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_b%C3%AAte_est_morte_!It appears to have been recently reprinted : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_b%C3%AAte_est_morte_!
Really nice post and good choice.If some are interested I made a scan of a Léopold Chauveau's book "Petit poisson devenu grand" You can download the complete book on my blog ;http://lumiereverte.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/petit-poisson-devenu-grand/
Have I told you lately that I love you? Seriously. Always something new to put a spark in my head. Merci beaucoup!