July 14, 2014
Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.
Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.

Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.

Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.

July 10, 2014
Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.
From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.

Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.

From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.

July 10, 2014
Worker’s hand. Submitted by Abi Jones. Image now removed.
From the front matter of Miss Betty by Bram Stoker (1898). Originally from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

Worker’s hand. Submitted by Abi Jones. Image now removed.

From the front matter of Miss Betty by Bram Stoker (1898). Originally from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

July 10, 2014
"Sembra la mano di freddy krueger!” Submitted by Claudio Consonni.
From the back matter of Canones et Decreta Sacrosancti Oecumenici (1569). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese. Digitized July 20 2012.

"Sembra la mano di freddy krueger!” Submitted by Claudio Consonni.

From the back matter of Canones et Decreta Sacrosancti Oecumenici (1569). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese. Digitized July 20 2012.

February 27, 2014

Employee’s hands. Submitted by asfaltics.

Throughout The Science-History of the Universe, v. 1, edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler (1909). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 19, 2006.

February 14, 2014
Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.
From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.

From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

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 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
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.

October 1, 2013
Employee’s hand.
From the front matter of An Account of the Societies For Reformation of Manners, In England and Ireland by Josiah Woodward (1701). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 24, 2011.

Employee’s hand.

From the front matter of An Account of the Societies For Reformation of Manners, In England and Ireland by Josiah Woodward (1701). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 24, 2011.

September 6, 2013
A book without a book.
(Ostensibly) Part of a Letter from Mr. Clark to Mr Ludlow, Concerning Several Roman Antiquities Found Near the Devizes in Wiltshire (1701). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 23, 2009.

A book without a book.

(Ostensibly) Part of a Letter from Mr. Clark to Mr Ludlow, Concerning Several Roman Antiquities Found Near the Devizes in Wiltshire (1701). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 23, 2009.

May 14, 2013

Fore-edge and employee’s (distorted) hand.

From Psalmi Finn (1730). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 21, 2010.

April 29, 2013

Distortion of employee’s finger and ring.

From the back matter of Libanii Sophistae Graeci (1522). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized August 24, 2012.

April 29, 2013
Employee holds plates closed.
Throughout The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732 to the Year 1744), edited by John Martyn (1747). Original from Montserrat Abbey Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

Employee holds plates closed.

Throughout The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732 to the Year 1744), edited by John Martyn (1747). Original from Montserrat Abbey Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

April 23, 2013
Motion, distortion, correction, hand of employee.
From p. 306-308 (?) of British Education: or, The Source of the Disorders of Great Britain by Thomas Sheridan (1756). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized April 26, 2006.

Motion, distortion, correction, hand of employee.

From p. 306-308 (?) of British Education: or, The Source of the Disorders of Great Britain by Thomas Sheridan (1756). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized April 26, 2006.