September 9, 2012
Amended University of California circulation statement.
From the back matter of The Remembrancer: or, Impartial Repository of Public Events, v. 1 by Thomas Pownall (1775). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 2, 2009.

Amended University of California circulation statement.

From the back matter of The Remembrancer: or, Impartial Repository of Public Events, v. 1 by Thomas Pownall (1775). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 2, 2009.

September 8, 2012

Marbled paper photographed in black-and-white, with streaks.

From Early English Portrait Miniatures in the Collection of the Duke of Buccleuch (1917). Original from the University of California. Digitized March 20, 2009.

September 8, 2012
Plate left folded.
From A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World by George Vancouver (1801). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 6, 2008.

Plate left folded.

From A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World by George Vancouver (1801). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 6, 2008.

September 7, 2012

Neon moiré.

Throughout Cosmo Collection (1910). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 20, 2008.

September 7, 2012

Ships photographed through tissue.

Throughout Man on the Ocean by Robert Michael Ballantyne (1863). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 26, 2006.

September 6, 2012
Reader-altered title. 
From Bill Arp’s Scrap Book: Humor and Philosophy by Bill Arp (1884). Original from Princeton University. Digitized December 17, 2010.

Reader-altered title. 

From Bill Arp’s Scrap Book: Humor and Philosophy by Bill Arp (1884). Original from Princeton University. Digitized December 17, 2010.

September 6, 2012
Employee’s reanimated gesture.
From The Retir’d Gard’ner: Being a Translation of Le Jardinier Solitaire, or, Dialogues Between a Gentleman and a Gard’ner by François Gentil, trans. by George London and Henry Wise (1706). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 19, 2006.

Employee’s reanimated gesture.

From The Retir’d Gard’ner: Being a Translation of Le Jardinier Solitaire, or, Dialogues Between a Gentleman and a Gard’ner by François Gentil, trans. by George London and Henry Wise (1706). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 19, 2006.

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.