December 22, 2012
Circulation slips in the shower (pasted over illustration).
From the back matter of Hyperemia as a Therapeutic Agent by August Bier (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Circulation slips in the shower (pasted over illustration).

From the back matter of Hyperemia as a Therapeutic Agent by August Bier (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

October 30, 2012

A loose clipping of a review of the book, with a tromp l’oeil, triple-spine advertisement on verso.

From the front matter of A Soldier of Manhattan: A Romance of the Revolution by Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 31, 2008.

June 21, 2012

Newspaper clipping of the New York Times obituary for James Lane Allen (who collapsed of “Chronic Insomnia” in 1925), with verso flapper-stye advertisement. 
From the back matter of Flute and Violin: and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances by James Lane Allen (1905). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 6, 2008.

Newspaper clipping of the New York Times obituary for James Lane Allen (who collapsed of “Chronic Insomnia” in 1925), with verso flapper-stye advertisement. 

From the back matter of Flute and Violin: and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances by James Lane Allen (1905). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 6, 2008.

May 23, 2012
"My curiosity leads me to wonder what the words underneath the slip say. This slip creates a traceable history of the book, showing when it was checked out and returned from the University of California Medical School Library. I also appreciate the shift from hand-written dates to stamps back to hand-written again for the last recorded return date. What happened before the first recorded date? What happened after the last recorded date? This slip also lacks any names…what were the names of the people that checked out the book on those dates? Why did they choose this book, and what did they learn from it?"
Submitted by Catherine Hanson, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From the back matter of A Compend of Equine Anatomy and Physiology by William Rice Ballou (1907). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 13, 2008.

"My curiosity leads me to wonder what the words underneath the slip say. This slip creates a traceable history of the book, showing when it was checked out and returned from the University of California Medical School Library. I also appreciate the shift from hand-written dates to stamps back to hand-written again for the last recorded return date. What happened before the first recorded date? What happened after the last recorded date? This slip also lacks any names…what were the names of the people that checked out the book on those dates? Why did they choose this book, and what did they learn from it?"

Submitted by Catherine Hanson, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From the back matter of A Compend of Equine Anatomy and Physiology by William Rice Ballou (1907). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 13, 2008.

December 3, 2011
Black and white image digitized in color; neon green and purple effect.
From p. ix of The Expositor and Current Anecdotes, v. 13 (1911). [Here]

Black and white image digitized in color; neon green and purple effect.

From p. ix of The Expositor and Current Anecdotes, v. 13 (1911). [Here]

November 23, 2011

Rare books catalog advertisement for the book cut out, pasted in.
From the front matter of The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke, by William Shakespeare (1603). [Here]

Rare books catalog advertisement for the book cut out, pasted in.

From the front matter of The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke, by William Shakespeare (1603). [Here]

October 18, 2011
Motion, movement, distortion.
Advertisement from the front matter of Fishwives’ & Fishgirls’ Costumes, A Souvenir of the Fisheries Exhibition (1883). [Here]

Motion, movement, distortion.

Advertisement from the front matter of Fishwives’ & Fishgirls’ Costumes, A Souvenir of the Fisheries Exhibition (1883). [Here]

September 2, 2011
Hand of employee, turning pages.
From front matter (advertisement and endpaper) of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1826). [Here]

Hand of employee, turning pages.

From front matter (advertisement and endpaper) of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1826). [Here]

August 21, 2011

Image chosen for “cover” of digital book is from an accompanying advertisement.

From His Majesty: An Original Comic Opera in Three Acts by Humphrey John Stewart and Peter Robertson (1891).   [Here]

July 23, 2011
Rubbed rear cover, with advertisements for other books
From Wedding Rings (1855). [Here]

Rubbed rear cover, with advertisements for other books

From Wedding Rings (1855). [Here]

July 22, 2011

Image from advertisement chosen to represent cover of book (“For the treatment of spine disease… Apparatus for suspension”); warped slightly, color-corrected

From Medical Press and Circular (Jan.-June 1878). [Here]

May 29, 2011
Ink fingerprints on advertisement
Rear cover, Tales About the Sun, Moon, and Stars by Peter Parley (1837). [Here]

Ink fingerprints on advertisement

Rear cover, Tales About the Sun, Moon, and Stars by Peter Parley (1837). [Here]

May 21, 2011

Image chosen for Google Books cover image is actually an image from an advertisement following the text (stretched, without black and white filter)

From Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1880). [Here]

April 14, 2011

Passage crossed out; digitized (probably from a book catalog insert)
From front matter of Our Birds in their Hauntsby J. H. Langille (1884). [Here]

Passage crossed out; digitized (probably from a book catalog insert)

From front matter of Our Birds in their Hauntsby J. H. Langille (1884). [Here]