January 12, 2013
Employee’s jeans (?).
Throughout A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century by Agnes Mary Clerke (1902). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

Employee’s jeans (?).

Throughout A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century by Agnes Mary Clerke (1902). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 28, 2007.

November 4, 2012
Ruffled pages, equipment clip, and distortion.
From the front matter of The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony of the Offerings Lodge by George Amos Dorsey (1903). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 13, 2007.

Ruffled pages, equipment clip, and distortion.

From the front matter of The Arapaho Sun Dance: The Ceremony of the Offerings Lodge by George Amos Dorsey (1903). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 13, 2007.

July 16, 2012
Marbled paper in high contrast black and white, with color example on facing page. Contradicted library statement: “This book is not to be taken from the library.”
From the back matter of Serpent and Siva Worship and Mythology in Central America, Africa, and Asia: and, The Origin of Serpent Worship by Hyde Clarke and Charles Staniland Wake (1877). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 4, 2008. 

Marbled paper in high contrast black and white, with color example on facing page. Contradicted library statement: “This book is not to be taken from the library.”

From the back matter of Serpent and Siva Worship and Mythology in Central America, Africa, and Asia: and, The Origin of Serpent Worship by Hyde Clarke and Charles Staniland Wake (1877). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 4, 2008. 

July 10, 2012
Turning pages. 
From p. 3-4 (?) of The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man, v. 1, by Robert Bentley Todd and William Bowman (1845). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized October 30, 2009.

Turning pages. 

From p. 3-4 (?) of The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man, v. 1, by Robert Bentley Todd and William Bowman (1845). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized October 30, 2009.

June 1, 2012
Against stamped directions, slip removed from pocket.
From the back matter of The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson (1917). Original from Indiana University. Digitized January 31, 2009.

Against stamped directions, slip removed from pocket.

From the back matter of The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson (1917). Original from Indiana University. Digitized January 31, 2009.

March 20, 2012

Wait: what is autocorrect, and what is collage? Submitted by pwclose

From p. 229 of Diseases of Memory by Théodule Ribot (1887). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

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]