George Arthur Plimpton (1855-1936) used a hornbook image on his bookplate,
and he collected hornbooks, such as this one that could have been used to make
such delightful things as gingerbread hornbooks. It was the perfect emblem for
his collecting interests. Education through books was also his profession, he
having joined the text book publishing firm of Ginn & Company in 1881,
and serving as its chairman from 1914 until 1931.