GEORGE ARTHUR PLIMPTON
Marks of Merit, Together with an article on Hornbooks and their use in America
[Boston, New York: Ginn & Company, The Athenaeum Press, n.d.]
Plimpton Collection File
These two articles show how Plimpton used his own collection to further scholarship in areas of interest to him. The article on Hornbooks was reprinted from a talk that he had given for the American Antiquarian Society in 1916. It features photographs of items in his collection. The last item illustrated (Figure 19) is a battledore, an offshoot of the hornbook, but this did not come to Columbia with the Plimpton Collection. We were, however, able to acquire a copy of the same one in 2003.