February 12, 2014
Pages in motion.
From p. 250-55 of The New Parley Library (1884). Original from Oxford University. Digitized November 27, 2006.

Pages in motion.

From p. 250-55 of The New Parley Library (1884). Original from Oxford University. Digitized November 27, 2006.

February 7, 2014

Foxing.

From the back matter of English Exercises, Adapted to Murray’s English Grammar by Lindley Murray (1808). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 22, 2007.

February 7, 2014
Circulation slip in pocket.
From the back matter of School Gymnastics, Free Hand: A System of Physical Exercises for Schools by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1896). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Circulation slip in pocket.

From the back matter of School Gymnastics, Free Hand: A System of Physical Exercises for Schools by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft (1896). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

February 7, 2014
Name erased from doorway.
From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

Name erased from doorway.

From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

February 7, 2014
Illustration left folded.
From the back matter of The Gymnastic Free Exercises of P.H. Ling translated by M. Roth (1853). Original from Northwestern University. Digitized December 23, 2010.

Illustration left folded.

From the back matter of The Gymnastic Free Exercises of P.H. Ling translated by M. Roth (1853). Original from Northwestern University. Digitized December 23, 2010.

February 6, 2014
Glued on, then torn away. 
From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

Glued on, then torn away. 

From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

February 6, 2014
Linked errata. 
From the front matter of The Liberal: Verse and Prose from the South, v. 1 (1822). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 3, 2008.

Linked errata. 

From the front matter of The Liberal: Verse and Prose from the South, v. 1 (1822). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 3, 2008.

February 6, 2014
"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.”
Submitted by Jared Farmer.

"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.

Submitted by Jared Farmer.

February 6, 2014
"Ghostly fashion plate."
Submitted by vintagevision. 
From p. 56 of Московскïй телеграф by Николай Алексеевич Полевой (1826). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 20, 2009.

"Ghostly fashion plate."

Submitted by vintagevision

From p. 56 of Московскïй телеграф by Николай Алексеевич Полевой (1826). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 20, 2009.

February 6, 2014
Find something strange while cruising through Google Books? Submit it!

Find something strange while cruising through Google Books? Submit it!

January 30, 2014

Library stamp as snail, polyp, beetle.

Throughout The Zoological Journal By Thomas Bell (1828). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized August 16, 2011.

January 30, 2014
A book without a book.
The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus: A Serenata Da Camera by Johann Sigismund Kusser (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009. 

A book without a book.

The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus: A Serenata Da Camera by Johann Sigismund Kusser (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009. 

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.