September 6, 2012
Pages turned by an invisible hand.
From A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery, in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval and Gournay by James Anderson (1742). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 19, 2006.

Pages turned by an invisible hand.

From A Genealogical History of the House of Yvery, in its Different Branches of Yvery, Luvel, Perceval and Gournay by James Anderson (1742). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 19, 2006.

September 5, 2012
Reanimated water stain.
From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.

Reanimated water stain.

From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.

September 5, 2012
Ripped paper poem.
From the back matter of Histoire de la Naissance, Progrés et Décadence de l’Hérésie de ce Siècle by Florimond de Raemond (1618). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized January 23, 2012.

Ripped paper poem.

From the back matter of Histoire de la Naissance, Progrés et Décadence de l’Hérésie de ce Siècle by Florimond de Raemond (1618). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized January 23, 2012.

September 5, 2012
Taffy-pull distortion.
From the front matter of The History Of The Troubles And Tryal Of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, v. 2, by William Laud, Henry Wharton, and Edmund Wharton (1700). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 19, 2012.

Taffy-pull distortion.

From the front matter of The History Of The Troubles And Tryal Of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, v. 2, by William Laud, Henry Wharton, and Edmund Wharton (1700). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 19, 2012.

September 5, 2012

Employee’s hand accompanies text in select spreads.

From the front and back matter of Expositio Magistri Petri Tartareti Super Sumulas Petri Hispani by Petrus Tartaretus and Johannes Duns Scotus (1504). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 18, 2012.

September 5, 2012

Severe distortion.

From Enguerran de Monstrellet, Ensuyvant Froissart, Nagueres Imprime a Paris des Cronicques de France, Dangleterre, Descoce, Despaigne, de Bretaigne, de Gascongne, de Flandres, et Lieux Circonvoisins by Enguerrand De Monstrelet, Jean de Roye, and Pierre Desrey (1512). Original from Ghent University. Digitized April 4, 2011.

September 5, 2012

Selectively indexed.

From Galeeren in Engelland mit 34 Galleotten by Johann Andreas Graf (1700). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 3, 2010.

September 5, 2012

Ripped page filled with blue paper.

From Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants: or, An Herball of Large Extent: Containing Therein a More Ample and Exact History and Declaration of the Physicall Herbs and Plants by John Parkinson (1640). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 8, 2011.

September 5, 2012
Neon patch.
From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

Neon patch.

From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

September 2, 2012
Plate left folded and photographed across the gutter. 
From The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living by Jeremy Taylor (1703). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 26, 2007.

Plate left folded and photographed across the gutter. 

From The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living by Jeremy Taylor (1703). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 26, 2007.

September 2, 2012

Plates left folded (also, “C’mon, camel!”). 

Throughout The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC, Abridged and Disposed Under General Heads, v.3, by John Lowthorp (1749). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 29, 2007.

September 1, 2012

Marbled endpapers in blocky black-and-white and greyscale.

From The New World of Words by Edward Phillips (1720). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 13, 2007.

September 1, 2012

Cropping creates triangular erasure poems.

Throughout The Voyages and Travells of the Ambassadors Sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the Great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia by Adam Olearius, Johann Albrecht von Mandelslo, Philipp Crusius, and Otto Brüggemann (1669). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 11, 2009.

September 1, 2012
Guesses?
From p. 315 of The History of the Life of Peter I, Emperor of Russia, Containing a Description of Russia (1739). Original from University of Lausanne. Digitized August 25, 2009.

Guesses?

From p. 315 of The History of the Life of Peter I, Emperor of Russia, Containing a Description of Russia (1739). Original from University of Lausanne. Digitized August 25, 2009.

August 31, 2012
Neon digitization environment.
From Charles par la Grace de Dieu Roy de France (?) (1560). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized March 1, 2011.

Neon digitization environment.

From Charles par la Grace de Dieu Roy de France (?) (1560). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized March 1, 2011.