Monday, July 25, 2011

Badgers - Dachse

197/365 Saturday, 07/16/2011

This is an illustration from a German encyclopedia I own. It's the "Meyers Konversations-Lexikon." I own the third edition, which was published in Leipzig under the title: Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Eine Encyklopädie des allgemeinen Wissens 1874-78. I got it at the library auction one year that Albion college holds. It's a silent auction and I was very excited to get it--all fifteen volumes, plus supplements in fairly decent shape for $25.00. What can I say I'm a sucker for old German books. I really do like the illustrations. The badger picture is under the "predators--beasts of prey"=Raubthiere section. The German word for "badger" is Dachs--hence a dachshund is a badger-dog. 

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