August 25, 2012

Moiré in color spectrum charts.

From The Theory of Color and Its Relation to Art and Art-Industry by Wilhelm von Bezold (1876). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 15, 2008.

August 25, 2012
Color charts (and hand of employee in full color). 
From Goethe’s Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. Charles Lock Eastlake (1840). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 12, 2008.

Color charts (and hand of employee in full color). 

From Goethe’s Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, trans. Charles Lock Eastlake (1840). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 12, 2008.

August 25, 2012
Color chart photographed in black and white. 
The frontispiece to Elementary Color by Milton Bradley (1895). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 3, 2007. 

Color chart photographed in black and white. 

The frontispiece to Elementary Color by Milton Bradley (1895). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 3, 2007. 

August 24, 2012
Neon moiré.
Frontispiece to The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

Neon moiré.

Frontispiece to The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

August 24, 2012

Newspaper clippings pasted in: “Bendigo Agricultural and Horticultural Society” and “Australian Wines in England.”

From the back matter of A Manual of Plain Directions for Planting and Cultivating Vineyards, and for Making Wine in New South Wales by James Busby (1830). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 11, 2006.

August 24, 2012
Ripped tissue covers distorted plate.
From The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

Ripped tissue covers distorted plate.

From The Amulet, ed. by Samuel Carter Hall (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 29, 2008.

August 23, 2012
Pictorial endpapers slashed by digital gutter (in greyscale and over-exposed color).
From the front matter of Her Father’s Daughter by Gene Stratton-Porter (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 6, 2008.

Pictorial endpapers slashed by digital gutter (in greyscale and over-exposed color).

From the front matter of Her Father’s Daughter by Gene Stratton-Porter (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 6, 2008.

August 23, 2012
Handwritten: “*AY.”
From the front matter of Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural, Artificial and Historical, v. 1, by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1822). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized September 7, 2006.

Handwritten: “*AY.”

From the front matter of Cabinet of Curiosities: Natural, Artificial and Historical, v. 1, by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1822). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized September 7, 2006.

August 23, 2012

Photographed postcard. 

From The Authorship of Robinson Crusoe by William Laidlaw Purves (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 30, 2009.

August 22, 2012
Inscription on verso of plate bleeds through (see also: “sailing chariot”).
The frontispiece to Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History, and General Literature (1822). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 22, 2009.

Inscription on verso of plate bleeds through (see also: “sailing chariot”).

The frontispiece to Curiosities for the Ingenious: Selected from the Most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History, and General Literature (1822). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 22, 2009.

August 22, 2012

Neon moiré.

Throughout Curiosities of the American Stage by Laurence Hutton (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

August 21, 2012
Employee’s hand, distorted. 
From the front matter of The Accomplished Tutor: or, Complete System of Liberal Education by Thomas Hodson (1805). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 10, 2005.

Employee’s hand, distorted. 

From the front matter of The Accomplished Tutor: or, Complete System of Liberal Education by Thomas Hodson (1805). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 10, 2005.

August 21, 2012

Underlining and annotation. 

Throughout The Toys of Peace and Other Papers by H. H. Munro (1919). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 12, 2007.

August 19, 2012
Reconstructed page-turning gesture.
Throughout A Treatise on Naval Gunnery by Sir Howard Douglas (1860). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 19, 2006.

Reconstructed page-turning gesture.

Throughout A Treatise on Naval Gunnery by Sir Howard Douglas (1860). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 19, 2006.

August 19, 2012
Bookplate of Hamilton Grammar School (Directions—“To be returned to the Teacher at the close of each term”—unfollowed).
From the front matter of A Hand-Book to Accompany the Eclectic System of Penmanship by Langdon Shook Thompson (1870). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 26, 2008. 

Bookplate of Hamilton Grammar School (Directions—“To be returned to the Teacher at the close of each term”—unfollowed).

From the front matter of A Hand-Book to Accompany the Eclectic System of Penmanship by Langdon Shook Thompson (1870). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 26, 2008.