Foo Frogs , originally brought to our shores in a shipment of tires from Japan have been spotted in Philadelphia's Fairmount
Park. The bookplate for Mr. Miyazaki
illustrates their strange mating ritual. It is not wise to approach these frogs during the September mating season.
On Thursday and Friday I went to the Philadelphia Free Library to look at the bookplate collection(s). Out of all the items I examined these were the two that made the most lasting impression. Click On Images To Enlarge
For biographical information on Admiral Sims click on this link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_S._Sims
The name label shown above was used by President John Adams and is in the collection of the Boston Public Library.The name label below is ,to the best of my knowledge, from the library of some other individual named John Adams. It will be included in a September 27th
BOOKPLATES FOR SALE
The Bookplate Society has a nice selection of bookplates for sale. Just follow the link above.
Labels: Kung Foo Frogs, The Adams Family