August 19, 2013

Manuscript binder’s waste.

From Problemata Aristotelis cũ dpulici Translatiõe Antiqua (?) by Aristoteles, Alexander Aphrodisiensis, and Plutarchus (1501). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized May 16, 2013.

February 4, 2013

Binder’s waste.

From General Butler in New Orleans: History of the Administration of the Department of the Gulf in the Year 1862 by James Parton (1864). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 27, 2006. 

December 19, 2012

Printed waste used as endpapers.

From Philosophia Pia: or, A Discourse by Joseph Glanvill (1671). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 21, 2009.

December 4, 2012

Binder’s waste: “FAN / 70.”

From Dick’s Dutch, French and Yankee Dialect Recitations: A Collection of Droll Dutch Blunders, Frenchmen’s Funny Mistakes, and Ludicrous and Extravagant Yankee Yarns by William Brisbane Dick (1879). Original from Princeton University. Digitized March 21, 2008.

October 15, 2012
Printed binder’s waste. Discovered by Tiffany Esteban of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.
From the spine of Svenskt och Tyskt Hand-Lexicon, v. 1, by Carl Heinrich (1834). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 11, 2011.

Printed binder’s waste. Discovered by Tiffany Esteban of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

From the spine of Svenskt och Tyskt Hand-Lexicon, v. 1, by Carl Heinrich (1834). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 11, 2011.

March 30, 2012

Documentation of textual binder’s waste.

From the front matter of a book of jointly-bound poems: “The Triumphs of Temper” by William Hayley; “The Funeral of Arabert: Monk of La Trappe” by Jerningham; and Milton’s Selected Poems (1804). Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines). Digitized September 15, 2010.

September 26, 2011

Crumpled paper, vellum (?) and unconventional binding technique, digitized in color; binder’s waste.

From front and back matter of Commentarius in Claudii Galeni Duos Libros de Differentiis Febrium by Jacques Dubois (1555). [Here]

August 16, 2011

“The Baldwin Library of Children’s Historical Literature contains more than 100,000 volumes, many of which were used by children.

The interaction of the child and the book is evident in the mark of the hand in the Baldwin; there are many examples of marginalia, doodles and inscriptions, bookplates, prize books, crayon scrawl, hand-colored plates, love notes and book anathema.

In addition, many of these books have been used so heavily that they expose somnotexts, or sleeping texts, of scrap paper that were bound into the spines of nineteenth century children’s books as padding. These fragments, traditionally referred to as binder’s waste, revel in their eccentricity; handwritten sheet music, surgical texts, advertisements for moth killer, Shakespeare and artifacts of the bindery have all survived in this manner.

These unusual para- and peritextual phenomenon will be on display as part of the exhibit curated by Krissy Wilson.”

The exhibit is open from August 1st to September 15th, 2011.

2nd floor, George A. Smathers Library East
Gainesville, FL

Posters, three-fold pamphlet, and object list via UF Digital Collections.
Check hours here. RSVP on Facebook.

One of the many uses of Google Books; finding the origin of scraps of text from the nineteenth century with creative Boolean queries! —kcw

(Source: orionthecoffeemaker, via fuckyeahpicturebooks)

August 11, 2011
Cloth-side somnotext (binder’s waste) exposed through fault of rear endpaper; reveals hidden handwriting.
From back matter of Card Drawing: The Half Sir, and Suil Dhuv, the Coiner by Gerald Griffin (1812). [Here]

Cloth-side somnotext (binder’s waste) exposed through fault of rear endpaper; reveals hidden handwriting.

From back matter of Card Drawing: The Half Sir, and Suil Dhuv, the Coiner by Gerald Griffin (1812). [Here]

April 10, 2011
 
Library artifacts (University of California, Berkeley) and MSS binder’s waste
From rear endpapers of The Dog by William Youatt (1845). [Here]

Library artifacts (University of California, Berkeley) and MSS binder’s waste

From rear endpapers of The Dog by William Youatt (1845). [Here]