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