January 30, 2014

Page-turning.

From p. 108-9 of The Sailor’s Pocket Book by Frederick George D. Bedford (1875). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 26, 2006.

January 30, 2014
Composed by torn library artifacts: “BOOKS ARE LIT FOR TWO WEEKS.” 
From the back matter of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1922). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized September 11, 2009.

Composed by torn library artifacts: “BOOKS ARE LIT FOR TWO WEEKS.” 

From the back matter of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1922). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized September 11, 2009.

January 29, 2014
(Married) employee’s hand over bookplate and circulation slip.
From the front matter of The Complaint: or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality by Edward Young (1750). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2007.

(Married) employee’s hand over bookplate and circulation slip.

From the front matter of The Complaint: or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality by Edward Young (1750). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2007.

January 29, 2014
spyfries:

Ahahahaha this is on the official Google books version.

From p. 85 of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 5, 2008.

spyfries:

Ahahahaha this is on the official Google books version.

From p. 85 of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1899). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 5, 2008.

January 29, 2014
Stain over handwritten recipe for “Antiseptic Powder.”
From the front matter of Taxidermy: or, The Art of Collecting, Preparing and Mounting Objects of Natural History by Sarah Lee (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 10, 2006.

Stain over handwritten recipe for “Antiseptic Powder.”

From the front matter of Taxidermy: or, The Art of Collecting, Preparing and Mounting Objects of Natural History by Sarah Lee (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 10, 2006.

January 29, 2014
Employee manicule.
From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.

Employee manicule.

From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.

January 29, 2014

Manicules in the margins.

Throughout Epigrammata et Hymni by Michael Tarchaniota Marullu (1509). Original from the Austrian National Library. Digitized August 20, 2012.

January 23, 2014

Shreds of white text on black pages. Submitted by zachwhalen.

From House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000).

January 23, 2014

Severe distortion. Submitted by sentimentandsediment.

Throughout Museum Metallicum Autoris (1739). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

January 23, 2014

"Not sure if this counts, but: Scanner jam(?) on the cover of Venedikt Erofeev’s Moscow to the End of the Line.” Submitted by darnn, who also provided the actual cover.

The front cover of Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev (Northwestern University Press reprint, 1994). 

January 23, 2014

"Every verso in this book has gone rather peculiar - looks like one of the cameras went haywire." Submitted by maedchenimmond.

Throughout Acta et Decreta Synodi Dioecesanae Strigoniensis, Celebratae Tyrnaviae 1629 by Peter Pazmany (1629). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized July 27 2011. 

January 22, 2014
Stain.
From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

Stain.

From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

January 22, 2014

Neon moiré.

Throughout History of Salt Lake City by Edward William Tullidge (1886). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 15, 2006.

January 21, 2014
Stains from glue.
The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

Stains from glue.

The frontispiece of The New and Improved Illustrated Bartenders’ Manual: or, How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style by Harry Johnson (1888). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 2, 2007.

January 21, 2014
Barcode housed in (and photographed through) paper folder.
From the back matter of Vinetum Britannicum: or, A Treatise of Cider and Other Wines and Drinks by John Worlidge Dring (1678). Original from the Austrian National Library. Digitized July 5, 2013.

Barcode housed in (and photographed through) paper folder.

From the back matter of Vinetum Britannicum: or, A Treatise of Cider and Other Wines and Drinks by John Worlidge Dring (1678). Original from the Austrian National Library. Digitized July 5, 2013.