July 29, 2014
Employee’s hand.
From the back matter of The Fair Circassian by Samuel Croxall (1721). Original from the British Library. Digitized June 25, 2013.

Employee’s hand.

From the back matter of The Fair Circassian by Samuel Croxall (1721). Original from the British Library. Digitized June 25, 2013.

February 24, 2014
Stain.
From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

Stain.

From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

January 23, 2014

"Every verso in this book has gone rather peculiar - looks like one of the cameras went haywire." Submitted by maedchenimmond.

Throughout Acta et Decreta Synodi Dioecesanae Strigoniensis, Celebratae Tyrnaviae 1629 by Peter Pazmany (1629). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized July 27 2011. 

January 22, 2014
Stain.
From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

Stain.

From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

July 23, 2013
Stain.
From Mirth in Miniature: or, Bursts of Merriment (1825). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 25, 2008.

Stain.

From Mirth in Miniature: or, Bursts of Merriment (1825). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 25, 2008.

July 20, 2013
Water marks.
From Libro Llamado Guía del Cielo by Pablo de Leon (1553). Original from Library of Catalonia. Digitized November 24, 2009.

Water marks.

From Libro Llamado Guía del Cielo by Pablo de Leon (1553). Original from Library of Catalonia. Digitized November 24, 2009.

June 10, 2013
Worm holes.
From 'EIΣ ΘEOΣ, 'EIΣ MEΣITHΣ; or, An Attempt to Shew How Far the Philosophical Notion of a Plurality of Worlds is Consistent, or Not So, with the Language of the Holy Scriptures by Edward Nares (1801). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 8, 2008.

Worm holes.

From 'EIΣ ΘEOΣ, 'EIΣ MEΣITHΣ; or, An Attempt to Shew How Far the Philosophical Notion of a Plurality of Worlds is Consistent, or Not So, with the Language of the Holy Scriptures by Edward Nares (1801). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 8, 2008.

May 14, 2013

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

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

May 1, 2013
Reanimated stain.
From L’Examen de Soy-Mesme pour Bien se Préparer à la Communion par Jean Claude (1682). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized August 16, 2010.

Reanimated stain.

From L’Examen de Soy-Mesme pour Bien se Préparer à la Communion par Jean Claude (1682). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized August 16, 2010.

November 27, 2012
Employee’s autocorrected hand hovers over the page.
Throughout A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Employee’s autocorrected hand hovers over the page.

Throughout A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

November 8, 2012
Reanimated water stain.
From Syntagma de Studio Liberali by Gabriel Naudé (1632). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized March 12, 2010.

Reanimated water stain.

From Syntagma de Studio Liberali by Gabriel Naudé (1632). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized March 12, 2010.

November 6, 2012
An employee moves through the book.
Throughout Capt. John Smith: of Willoughby by Alfoed, Lincolnshire; President of Virginia, and Admiral of New England, v. 16, pt. 2, by John Smith, ed. Edward Arber (1895). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

An employee moves through the book.

Throughout Capt. John Smith: of Willoughby by Alfoed, Lincolnshire; President of Virginia, and Admiral of New England, v. 16, pt. 2, by John Smith, ed. Edward Arber (1895). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

November 2, 2012
Moiré shimmer.
(Plate photographed twice, with two different moire patterns.)
From Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867 by Richard James Bush (1871). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

Moiré shimmer.

(Plate photographed twice, with two different moire patterns.)

From Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867 by Richard James Bush (1871). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

October 6, 2012
Reanimated flipping gesture.
From A New Collection of Voyages and Adventures (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 30, 2006.

Reanimated flipping gesture.

From A New Collection of Voyages and Adventures (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 30, 2006.

September 24, 2012
Reanimated stain.
From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.

Reanimated stain.

From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.