February 25, 2013
Reader comments on image—“Modesty!!”—and another reader questions the comment—”?”
From p. 26 of Poems by Samuel Rogers by Samuel Rogers (1816). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 12, 2008.

Reader comments on image—“Modesty!!”—and another reader questions the comment—”?”

From p. 26 of Poems by Samuel Rogers by Samuel Rogers (1816). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 12, 2008.

February 18, 2013

Readers comments on Pride and Prejudice include, “Oh god,” and “I knew it all along.” 

Throughout Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1918). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 12, 2008. 

February 11, 2013
Marginalia: “Cute but not very appropriate.” 
From p. 89 of The Iron Heel by Jack London (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 20, 2007.

Marginalia: “Cute but not very appropriate.” 

From p. 89 of The Iron Heel by Jack London (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 20, 2007.

December 11, 2012

Copious marginalia with corrections, commentary, underlining and annotation symbols. 

Throughout A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience by Samuel Rutherford (1649). Original from Princeton University. Digitized September 19, 2008.

October 16, 2012
A conversation in the margins. Discovered by Alice Manwaring of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.
From p. 66 of Value, Price, and Profit by Karl Marx, ed. Eleanor Marx Aveling (1910). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized December 12, 2009.
Also: altered title page statement. 

A conversation in the margins. Discovered by Alice Manwaring of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

From p. 66 of Value, Price, and Profit by Karl Marx, ed. Eleanor Marx Aveling (1910). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized December 12, 2009.

Also: altered title page statement

October 14, 2012
Marginalia: “Unnecessary.”
From p. 47 of Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 6, 2006.

Marginalia: “Unnecessary.”

From p. 47 of Humorous Ghost Stories by Dorothy Scarborough (1921). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 6, 2006.

March 28, 2012
Who is to blame (for this distortion)?
From p. 49 of The Beautiful Book for Little Children (1875). Original from the University of California. Digitized July 13, 2007.

Who is to blame (for this distortion)?

From p. 49 of The Beautiful Book for Little Children (1875). Original from the University of California. Digitized July 13, 2007.

February 17, 2012
Poem pasted above half title, with commentary.
From the front matter of Graffiti D’Italia by William Wetmore Story (1868). 

Poem pasted above half title, with commentary.

From the front matter of Graffiti D’Italia by William Wetmore Story (1868).