July 23, 2013
Reader-painted plate.
From p. 46 of The Comic Offering: or, Ladies’ Melange of Literary Mirth, v. 2, by Louisa Henrietta Sheridan (1852). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 15, 2006.

Reader-painted plate.

From p. 46 of The Comic Offering: or, Ladies’ Melange of Literary Mirth, v. 2, by Louisa Henrietta Sheridan (1852). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 15, 2006.

December 2, 2012
Parody bookplate of Joe Laurie, Jr.: “Know Ye This Is Not A Present.”
From the front matter of The Funny Bone: Short Stories and Amusing Anecdotes for a Dull Hour, ed. by Henry Martyn Kieffer (1910). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 22, 2006.

Parody bookplate of Joe Laurie, Jr.: “Know Ye This Is Not A Present.”

From the front matter of The Funny Bone: Short Stories and Amusing Anecdotes for a Dull Hour, ed. by Henry Martyn Kieffer (1910). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 22, 2006.

October 14, 2012
Marginalia: “Unnecessary.”
From p. 47 of Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 6, 2006.

Marginalia: “Unnecessary.”

From p. 47 of Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 6, 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.

July 30, 2012
Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”
From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.

Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”

From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.