Saturday, July 09, 2016

Pins , Zebras and Dodo Birds

Below, a Badger is hiding among a herd of zebra. Can you spot it?

This was sent  by the B.B.C.and it took me about a week to solve .
 Have fun with it.
I have two bookplates with Zebras in my collection.
Color Woodcut by Julius Nitsche
Etched By Horatio Nelson Poole
Dr. Guion Was a remarkable woman who rose to the top of her chosen profession at a time when women were treated like second class citizens in the field of medicine .

"THE big estate on the Catawba also furnished a definitely directed motive to the small Connie. From this plantation her grandfather and five of his eleven brothers had gone off to medical school in Lexington, Kentucky. They subsequently practiced medicine formally while their mother practiced it informally, but almost as extensively, when she covered the plantation on horseback ministering to sick slaves. Family stories of these earlier generations planted in the child the notion of becoming a doctor. And there was an added embellishment: a visual picture of Dr. C. Guion calling on her patients in a carriage drawn by a pair of zebras, harnessed tandem fashion. (This stemmed from a banner day in her eighth year when an animal-loving little girl headed a circus parade on an actual zebra.) "
(The paragraph shown above was extracted from this site  )
Henry Anderson Bryden was an English solicitor, athlete , sportsman and author.,
He was a keen hunter and naturalist and travelled widely.

Bryden Bookplate Submitted by Anthony Pincott
Designed by Rod Burnham (1886-1979)
                Bookplate used by a Pin Collector
Tom Boss sent this image of a bookplate used by Henry M. Brooks.
and designed by Edward S. Morse.
Before staples and paper clips were invented old papers and documents were held together with pins.Mr. Brooks had a world class collection with specimens going back to the 17th century.

 Bookplate used by a DoDo Bird Collector
 The information shown below appeared in the March 1988
 Bookplate Society Newsletter
and was sent by fellow collector Anthony Pincott
If you have any bookplates in your collection depicting a Zebra or a bookplate owner's unusual hobby please send a jpeg image and it will be added to this posting.

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