July 23, 2014

Illustrations left folded. (1, 2, 3, 4)

February 27, 2014

Employee’s hands. Submitted by asfaltics.

Throughout The Science-History of the Universe, v. 1, edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler (1909). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 19, 2006.

September 12, 2013

Diagrams left folded.

Throughout Epitome of the Art of Navigation: or, A Short, Easy, and Methodical Way to Become a Compleat Navigator by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1765). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 3, 2008.

March 5, 2013

Plates left folded, one with burn.

Throughout The Preceptor: Containing a General Course of Education by Robert Dodsley (1784). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

January 12, 2013
Hybridized diagram (plate left folded).
Frontispiece comparing the heights of buildings from The World’s Religions by George Thomas Bettany (1890). Original from the University of California. Digitized February 18, 2011.

Hybridized diagram (plate left folded).

Frontispiece comparing the heights of buildings from The World’s Religions by George Thomas Bettany (1890). Original from the University of California. Digitized February 18, 2011.

December 22, 2012

Hybrid places (plates left folded). 

Throughout Romæ Antiquæ Notitia: or, The Antiquities of Rome by Basil Kennett (1731). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 1, 2007.

November 5, 2012

Hybrid machines (plates left folded).

Throughout A Handbook of the Manufacture and Proof of Gunpowder, as Carried On at the Royal Gunpowder Factory, Waltham Abbey by Francis Montagu Smith (1871). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 16, 2007.

October 30, 2012

Plates left folded.

Throughout A Plain Method of Determining the Parallax of Venus by James Ferguson (1761). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 25, 2009.

August 18, 2012

Plates left folded. 

Throughout Iohn Huighen Van Linschoten, His Discours of Voyages Into Ye Easte and West Indies by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1598). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 10, 2009.

June 15, 2012

Maps and diagrams left folded through digitization. 

From The School Candidates: A Prosaic Burlesque by Henry Clarke (1877). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 19, 2007.

April 16, 2012

"A picture of bullet impact diagrams that has been crinkled up."

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

From the back matter of Rifles and Rifle Practice: An Elementary Treatise Upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire and the Manner of Correcting It by Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (1859). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 16, 2007.

February 8, 2012

Swimming diagrams left folded through digitization. See similar.

From various pages of Scientific Swimming by J. Frost (1816). 

November 1, 2011

Medical diagrams left folded through digitization, creating some mutant, multi- or non-functioning organs. 

From various pages of The Philosophical Transactions and Collections to the End of the Year MDCC, Abridged, and Disposed under General Heads, v. 3, ed. John Lowthorp (1749). [Here]

For more like this, check out the forthcoming show FOLDED: Absurd Machines, Novel Topographies, Hybrid Creatures and Impossible Vistas, curated by Krissy Wilson of The Art of Google Books, at The Meadow, in Chicago, IL, between November 5th and 15th.

October 22, 2011

Tables, maps, and diagrams left folded through digitization.

From various pages of the Koran, ed. and trans. by George Sale (1764). [Here]

October 4, 2011

Printed diagrams left folded though digitization.

From various pages of Practical Treatise on Segmental and Elliptical Oblique or Skew Arches, by George Joseph Bell (1896). [Here]