July 19, 2014

A variety of marbled endpapers photographed in high-contrast black and white (1, 2, 3).

July 10, 2014

Severe distortion.

Throughout Betrachtung Der Sterbligkeit: Nebst Einem Vierfachen Register, v. 1, by Martin Geier (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized October 19, 2009.

January 23, 2014

Shreds of white text on black pages. Submitted by zachwhalen.

From House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski (2000).

August 18, 2013
Partially-optimized tissue over title page.
From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

Partially-optimized tissue over title page.

From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

July 18, 2013
Ripped and glitched.
From p. 48 of Prison Methods in New York State by Philip Klein (1920). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 28, 2009.

Ripped and glitched.

From p. 48 of Prison Methods in New York State by Philip Klein (1920). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 28, 2009.

June 10, 2013

Blocky greyscale and black-and-white optimization. 

Throughout Atkinson’s Casket (1835). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 31, 2008.

April 29, 2013

Wait, what?

Throughout The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (1704). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 3, 2009.

April 29, 2013
"Ghostwrist." Submitted by asfaltics.
From p. 686 of Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, v. 59 (1921). Original from the University of Chicago. Digitized April 13, 2012.

"Ghostwrist." Submitted by asfaltics.

From p. 686 of Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, v. 59 (1921). Original from the University of Chicago. Digitized April 13, 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 7, 2013
Transformative gutter (and employee’s ringed fingers).
From the front matter of Regulations for the Army of the United States (1857). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Transformative gutter (and employee’s ringed fingers).

From the front matter of Regulations for the Army of the United States (1857). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

April 2, 2013

Frontispiece (somehow!) merged with photograph of digitization equipment.

From the front matter of What Frances E. Willard Said by Frances Elizabeth Willard, ed. by Anna A. Gordon (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

March 26, 2013

Scuffed leather covers photographed in high-contrast black and white.

From The History of Timur-Bec: Known by the Name of Tamerlain the Great, Emperor of the Moguls and Tartars: Being an Historical Journal of His Conquests in Asia and Europe, v. 1, by Sharaf al-Dīn ʻAlī Yazdī (1723). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 3, 2008.

March 23, 2013
The transformative gutter.
From the back matter of A Homoeopathic Materia Medica On a New and Original Plan: A Sample Fascicle Containing the Arsenic Group by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1894). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 8, 2007.

The transformative gutter.

From the back matter of A Homoeopathic Materia Medica On a New and Original Plan: A Sample Fascicle Containing the Arsenic Group by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1894). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 8, 2007.

March 18, 2013
An employee’s fingers, a transformative gutter, and color samples.
From p. 16 of Index of Colours and Mixed Tints by Theodore Henry A. Fielding (1830). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 31, 2006.

An employee’s fingers, a transformative gutter, and color samples.

From p. 16 of Index of Colours and Mixed Tints by Theodore Henry A. Fielding (1830). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 31, 2006.

March 4, 2013

Marbled paper photographed in black and white. 

From the endpapers of Sacred Poetry Adapted to the Understanding of Children and Youth: Selected for the Use of the Irish National Schools (1835). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 30, 2008.