Posts tagged University of Michigan

Address digitized by Google Books; same address via present-day Google Maps street view.

From the front matter of Practical Pathology: A Manual of Autopsy and Laboratory Technique for Students and Physicians by Aldred Scott Warthin (1921). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 17, 2008. (Street view)

Negated University of Michigan bar code (heavily pixellated). 

From the back matter of The Child’s Christian Education: or, Spelling and Reading Made Easy, 16th ed., by the Reverend Mr. Fisher (1809). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 24, 2006. 

University of Michigan Library paper ephemera over title page: “Attention Reader: / This volume is too fragile for any future repair. / Please handle with great care.” 

From The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, ills. N. C. Wyeth (1920). 

"Confirmatory order" for Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In (1953). Digital book wrongly described as The Woman Who Stood Between, by Minnie Gilmore (1892). 

From the front matter of Mariners, Renegades, and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In, by C. L. R. James (1953). [Here]

Part of a (donation? association?) letter, unfolded and captured in part: “Such trivia is scholarsh[ip].” With exposed and torn crash

From the front matter of Herman Melville, Mariner and Mystic, by Raymond Melbourne Weaver (1921). [Here]

Library stamp documented on fore-edge.

From p. 415 of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine by George Milbry Gould and Walter Lytle Pyle (1901). [Here]

Note: This is a really interesting book, but not for the faint of heart. It combines the almost-surely-mythical and the present-day-mundane with what is otherwise a vast account of documented anomalies and curiosities of medicine. It inspired the title of my exhibit back in August. —kcw