March 16, 2014
Severe distortion.
From the front cover (?) of Neuverfertigte Lieder-Concordantz über DC Kirchen- und Andre Geistreiche Gesänge by Georg Serpilius (1696). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 26, 2011.

Severe distortion.

From the front cover (?) of Neuverfertigte Lieder-Concordantz über DC Kirchen- und Andre Geistreiche Gesänge by Georg Serpilius (1696). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 26, 2011.

February 24, 2014
Stain.
From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

Stain.

From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

February 14, 2014
Child-painted illustration.
From p. 264 of Peter Parley’s Common School History by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1841). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 18, 2007.

Child-painted illustration.

From p. 264 of Peter Parley’s Common School History by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1841). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 18, 2007.

February 12, 2014
Ribbon bookmark. Submitted by jr-detective.
From p. 67 of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldoni (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

Ribbon bookmark. Submitted by jr-detective.

From p. 67 of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldoni (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

February 7, 2014

Foxing.

From the back matter of English Exercises, Adapted to Murray’s English Grammar by Lindley Murray (1808). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 22, 2007.

February 6, 2014
Glued on, then torn away. 
From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

Glued on, then torn away. 

From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

January 23, 2014

"Not sure if this counts, but: Scanner jam(?) on the cover of Venedikt Erofeev’s Moscow to the End of the Line.” Submitted by darnn, who also provided the actual cover.

The front cover of Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev (Northwestern University Press reprint, 1994). 

January 23, 2014

"Every verso in this book has gone rather peculiar - looks like one of the cameras went haywire." Submitted by maedchenimmond.

Throughout Acta et Decreta Synodi Dioecesanae Strigoniensis, Celebratae Tyrnaviae 1629 by Peter Pazmany (1629). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized July 27 2011. 

January 21, 2014

Tape remnants. 

From the front and back matter of Bits of Travel at Home by Helen Hunt Jackson (1878). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 16, 2006.

September 30, 2013
Page used as blotting paper.
From p. 450 of Female Piety: or, The Young Woman’s Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality by John Angell James (1853). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 13, 2007.

Page used as blotting paper.

From p. 450 of Female Piety: or, The Young Woman’s Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality by John Angell James (1853). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 13, 2007.

September 30, 2013

Distortion.

Throughout A Prognostication of Right Good Effect, Fructfully Augmented Contayninge Playne, Briefe, Pleasant, Chosen Rules (1555). Original from University of Chicago. Digitized January 20, 2011.

September 25, 2013

Digitization equipment.

From the front and back matter of Six Questions, Stated and Answered, Upon which the Whole Force of the Arguments for and Against the Peerage-bill Depends (1719). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 17, 2011.

September 25, 2013
Erasure poem.
From The Narrative and Affidavit-men Detected: or, Collcott and Robin Put to the Blush (1730). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 30, 2009.

Erasure poem.

From The Narrative and Affidavit-men Detected: or, Collcott and Robin Put to the Blush (1730). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 30, 2009.

September 11, 2013
Punched card.
From the back matter of A Sailor’s Log: Recollection of Forty Years of Naval Life by Robley D. Evans (1901). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 23, 2005.

Punched card.

From the back matter of A Sailor’s Log: Recollection of Forty Years of Naval Life by Robley D. Evans (1901). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 23, 2005.

September 8, 2013

Illustrations photographed through tissue.

Throughout Eugene Field in His Home by Ida Comstock Below, W. O. Comstock (1898). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 6, 2007.