February 14, 2014
Ripped leather.
From the front cover of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldon (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

Ripped leather.

From the front cover of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldon (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

August 18, 2013
Marbled paper curls and peels.
From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

Marbled paper curls and peels.

From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

August 17, 2013

Photographs of digitization equipment superimposed with cover and bookplate images, with neon glitch.

From the front and back matter of History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany (1887). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

June 11, 2013
Distortion, motion, movement.
The rear cover of The Elements of Social Science: or, Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion by George R. Drysdale (1861). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized May 6, 2008.

Distortion, motion, movement.

The rear cover of The Elements of Social Science: or, Physical, Sexual and Natural Religion by George R. Drysdale (1861). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized May 6, 2008.

January 2, 2013
Digital stretch. 
The front cover of Aunt Martha’s Corner Cupboard: or, Stories About Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, &c by Mary Kirby Gregg and Elizabeth Kirby (1895). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 15, 2008.

Digital stretch. 

The front cover of Aunt Martha’s Corner Cupboard: or, Stories About Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Rice, &c by Mary Kirby Gregg and Elizabeth Kirby (1895). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 15, 2008.

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.

November 10, 2012

Rear cover glitching.

From Perfumes and Their Preparation: Containing Complete Directions for Making Handkerchief Perfumes, Smelling-salts, Cosmetics, Hair Dyes, and Other Toilet Articles by George William Askinson (1892). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized December 2, 2008.

October 31, 2012
Front cover severed by digital gutter.
From London of To-day: An Illustrated Handbook (1890). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 9, 2007.

Front cover severed by digital gutter.

From London of To-day: An Illustrated Handbook (1890). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 9, 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).

June 19, 2012
Cover in motion. 
From Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch: A Play in Five Acts, by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 3, 2007.

Cover in motion. 

From Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch: A Play in Five Acts, by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 3, 2007.

April 10, 2012
"Scanning and digitization has transformed a seemingly empty page into a wonderfully kaleidoscopic series of colors, bleeding down from the page’s tip."
Submitted by Chris Hawley, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From Zoology Reprints and Separata, Etc., vol. 166 (1898). Original from Cornell University. Digitized November 18, 2009.

"Scanning and digitization has transformed a seemingly empty page into a wonderfully kaleidoscopic series of colors, bleeding down from the page’s tip."

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

From Zoology Reprints and Separata, Etc., vol. 166 (1898). Original from Cornell University. Digitized November 18, 2009.

March 26, 2012
The book being pulled away after digitization.
From the back matter of Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy by Thomas Belsham (1801). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 29, 2008.

The book being pulled away after digitization.

From the back matter of Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy by Thomas Belsham (1801). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 29, 2008.

February 6, 2012

Leather-covered boards digitized in black and white.

From The Critical History of the Religions and Customs of Eastern Nations by Richard Simon (1685). 

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). 

December 22, 2011
Stained (burnt?) cover.
From Fresnel and his Followers: A Criticism, by Robert Moon (1849).

Stained (burnt?) cover.

From Fresnel and his Followers: A Criticism, by Robert Moon (1849).