April 22, 2013

Drawings (including bat).

From the back matter of Practical Wood-carving: A Book for the Student, Carver, Teacher, Designer, and Architect by Eleanor Rowe (1907). Original from Princeton University. Digitized September 19, 2008.

January 3, 2013

Elizabeth Whitmore Junior
died May the 7th about for
O Clock in the forenoon
in 1758

My dafter dear, that was so faire
That god did, from us take
my wife and I, are like to die
with grief and pain, our hearts do ach,
Our beloved tender Child..

May 7th Sunday 1758 
Short was my life, longer my rest may be..
Cut off in youth, as you may plainly se..
Nurst up with care, for parrents dear had I.
Which Loved me well, and Griev’d to se me die.
Weep not dear parrents, but pray be Content
For unto you dear frends, I was but lent
Our loving dafter we adore [?] ..
She his gone from us for evermore.

Could someone have been designing her headstone?

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Throughout Three Decades of Sermons, Lately Preached to the University by Henry Wilkinson (1660). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007.

August 26, 2012

Photographed in various (inaccurate) colors.

From The Theory of Color and Its Relation to Art and Art-Industry by Wilhelm von Bezold (1876). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 15, 2008.

May 30, 2012
Collage of peritexts, including the printer’s statement, a cataloger’s notes, and a Public Library of the City of Boston paper punch.
From the front matter of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

Collage of peritexts, including the printer’s statement, a cataloger’s notes, and a Public Library of the City of Boston paper punch.

From the front matter of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

May 24, 2012

Embossed map made intangible by digitization. 

From p. 96 of Light for the Blind: A History of the Origin and Success of Moon’s System of Reading (Embossed in 131 Languages) for the Blind by William Moon (1879). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 23, 2007.

May 16, 2012
Torn library statement.
From the back matter of The Crew of the Dolphin by Hesba Stretton (1896). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 17, 2007.

Torn library statement.

From the back matter of The Crew of the Dolphin by Hesba Stretton (1896). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 17, 2007.

February 20, 2012

Assorted Stanford Library circulation stamps.

From the back matter of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself, by Harriet Ann Jacobs (1861). 

January 29, 2012
Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.
From the back matter of On the Stature and Bulk of Man in the British Isles by John Beddoe (1870).

Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.

From the back matter of On the Stature and Bulk of Man in the British Isles by John Beddoe (1870).

January 23, 2012
Card folder, digitized in high contrast black-and-white.
From the back matter of The Water Supply, Sewerage, and Plumbing of Modern City Buildings by William Paul Gerhard (1909). 

Card folder, digitized in high contrast black-and-white.

From the back matter of The Water Supply, Sewerage, and Plumbing of Modern City Buildings by William Paul Gerhard (1909). 

January 21, 2012

rootcauseanalysis:

The handwriting from the above post by theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com looked too eerie to resist, so I’m turning it into a font.    

Awesome! Based on this post. —kcw

(Source: )

December 9, 2011

Rubber band (?) left in book.
From p. 41 of A Guide to the Practical Examination of Urine, by James Tyson (1891). [Here]

Rubber band (?) left in book.

From p. 41 of A Guide to the Practical Examination of Urine, by James Tyson (1891). [Here]

December 3, 2011
Split across the spread, the image joined imperfectly in the center; a mouthless Lincoln.
From p. 162 (?) of American Primary Teacher, v. 15-16 (1897). [Here]
Note: My orientation. —kcw

Split across the spread, the image joined imperfectly in the center; a mouthless Lincoln.

From p. 162 (?) of American Primary Teacher, v. 15-16 (1897). [Here]

Note: My orientation. —kcw

November 30, 2011
Photo chosen for title page image is the front cover. Composed of board and leather, it would never curl in the way the page-turning graphic is depicted. 
From A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, v. 5, by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]

Photo chosen for title page image is the front cover. Composed of board and leather, it would never curl in the way the page-turning graphic is depicted. 

From A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, v. 5, by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]