July 16, 2014
Cloth map-pocket.
From the back matter of A Treatise on Astronomy by L. H. Tyler (1837). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 28, 2007.

Cloth map-pocket.

From the back matter of A Treatise on Astronomy by L. H. Tyler (1837). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 28, 2007.

April 15, 2013

Handmade, polka-dot book cover with (lewd!) connect-the-dots figure drawn on rear cover.

From Latin Prose Composition for the Middle Forms of Schools by Michael Arthur North (1904). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 30, 2007.

December 20, 2012
Staining and sun damage.
The back cover of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker by Arthur Scott Bailey (1922). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 18, 2007.

Staining and sun damage.

The back cover of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker by Arthur Scott Bailey (1922). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 18, 2007.

August 28, 2012
Torn cloth exposes board.
The rear cover of Indiana Bookplates by Esther Griffin White (1910). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Torn cloth exposes board.

The rear cover of Indiana Bookplates by Esther Griffin White (1910). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

January 19, 2012
Distorted stamped cover.
From the front of La Caduta del Vasto Imperio Ottomano by Giovanni A. Panceri (1684). 

Distorted stamped cover.

From the front of La Caduta del Vasto Imperio Ottomano by Giovanni A. Panceri (1684). 

November 19, 2011

Scrap of cloth or paper; a keepsake? Bookmark?

From p. 80 of The Siller Gun: A Poem in Five Cantos, by John Mayne (1836). [Here]

October 17, 2011

Scraps of dyed cloth glued into book as examples; some faded, stained.

From p. 140-142 of Applied Chemistry: In Manufactures, Arts, and Domestic Economy, by Edward Andrew Parnell (1844). [Here]

August 30, 2011
Library artifacts; checkout slip, card folder, barcode, pamphlet-binding cloth. Stamped “Room use only”, a statement contradicted by digitization and subsequent digital distribution. Acidic card folder image transfer to endpaper.
From back matter of An Account of a Successful Method of Treating Diseases of the Spine by Thomas Baynton (1813). [Here]

Library artifacts; checkout slip, card folder, barcode, pamphlet-binding cloth. Stamped “Room use only”, a statement contradicted by digitization and subsequent digital distribution. Acidic card folder image transfer to endpaper.

From back matter of An Account of a Successful Method of Treating Diseases of the Spine by Thomas Baynton (1813). [Here]

July 22, 2011
Puckered bookcloth on rear cover; appropriate, given content of book
From Destructive Distillation: a manualette of the paraffin, coal tar, rosin oil, petroleum, and kindred industries by E. J. Mills (1877). [Here]

Puckered bookcloth on rear cover; appropriate, given content of book

From Destructive Distillation: a manualette of the paraffin, coal tar, rosin oil, petroleum, and kindred industries by E. J. Mills (1877). [Here]

July 21, 2011
Sample scraps of cloth (some missing), digitized in color
From The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, v.3 (1884). [Here]

Sample scraps of cloth (some missing), digitized in color

From The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, v.3 (1884). [Here]

June 5, 2011
Home/library repair; cloth-case rebacking or cloth-tape on leather
Rear cover of The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, v. 8 (1806). [Here]

Home/library repair; cloth-case rebacking or cloth-tape on leather

Rear cover of The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, v. 8 (1806). [Here]

April 5, 2011
 
Back cover; an owl teaching owlets
From A Primer by Anna B. Badlam (1888). [Here]

Back cover; an owl teaching owlets

From A Primer by Anna B. Badlam (1888). [Here]