July 31, 2014

Library stamps (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

July 25, 2014

A selection of university bookplates. (1, 2, 3, 4)

February 7, 2013

Reader connects the dots of a paper punch.

From p. 99 of The Unfortunate Traveller: or, the Life of Jack Wilton (1892). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 23, 2005.

July 12, 2012
Bookplate placed over illustration. 
From the front matter of Astronomia Accurata: or, The Royal Astronomer and Navigator by Robert Heath (1760). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 25, 2007.

Bookplate placed over illustration. 

From the front matter of Astronomia Accurata: or, The Royal Astronomer and Navigator by Robert Heath (1760). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 25, 2007.

May 26, 2012
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. 

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. 

March 28, 2012
Paper obscures text.
From p. 4 of A Short Treatise of the General Laws of Motion and Centripetal Forces by George Pirrie (1720). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

Paper obscures text.

From p. 4 of A Short Treatise of the General Laws of Motion and Centripetal Forces by George Pirrie (1720). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

February 24, 2012
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). 

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). 

February 23, 2012
A group of men sojourning along the beach toward a University of Michigan Libraries stamp that has appeared in the landscape.
From the front endpapers of The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (1920).

A group of men sojourning along the beach toward a University of Michigan Libraries stamp that has appeared in the landscape.

From the front endpapers of The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (1920).

December 12, 2011
"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]

"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]

December 12, 2011
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]

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]

November 15, 2011
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

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

May 31, 2011
Fore-edge marbling and University of Michigan Library stamp captured
From p. 55 of Recueil de Pieces (1678). [Here]

Fore-edge marbling and University of Michigan Library stamp captured

From p. 55 of Recueil de Pieces (1678). [Here]

May 13, 2011
Front endpaper scanned in black and white (two filters) with movement
From front matter of Les Trois Spectacles ou Polixene (1729). [Here]

Front endpaper scanned in black and white (two filters) with movement

From front matter of Les Trois Spectacles ou Polixene (1729). [Here]