January 2, 2013

The price list, mailed upon application. Someone had their eye on a 1794 Laurentius Storioni.

From the front matter of Masterpieces of the Great Violin Makers by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company (1917). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

July 16, 2012

A bookplate: “You are requested not to turn down the leaves.” Employee turns pages (gently?). 

From the back matter of In Bad Company: And Other Stories by Rolf Boldrewood (1901). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 9, 2005.

December 5, 2011
Handwritten letter pasted (according to direction) into the front endpapers.
Librarian              May 18/21University of California.Dear Friend:It is with pleasure that I am mailing you a complimentary copy of by book Youth If you wil [sic] paste this to the fly leaves it wil [sic] make it an “autograph copy”.Youthfully yours,Geo. Starr White, M.D. 
From the front matter of Youth Obtaind & Retaind, by George Starr White (1921). [Here]

Handwritten letter pasted (according to direction) into the front endpapers.

Librarian              May 18/21
University of California.
Dear Friend:
It is with pleasure that I am mailing you a complimentary copy of by book Youth If you wil [sic] paste this to the fly leaves it wil [sic] make it an “autograph copy”.
Youthfully yours,
Geo. Starr White, M.D. 

From the front matter of Youth Obtaind & Retaind, by George Starr White (1921). [Here]

October 15, 2011
"Do not remove or mutilate card": card removed and, potentially, mutilated.
From the back matter of About Paris, by Richard Harding Davis (1895). [Here]

"Do not remove or mutilate card": card removed and, potentially, mutilated.

From the back matter of About Paris, by Richard Harding Davis (1895). [Here]

July 30, 2011
Harvard College Library donation bookplate left without a name.
From front matter of Our Roll of Honor, or, Poems of the Revolution by Julia Clinton Jones (1894). [Here]

Harvard College Library donation bookplate left without a name.

From front matter of Our Roll of Honor, or, Poems of the Revolution by Julia Clinton Jones (1894). [Here]

July 28, 2011
"Do not remove slip from pocket" warning unheeded; slip removed from pocket.
From back matter of A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford by Richard de Swinfield and John Webb (1854). [Here]

"Do not remove slip from pocket" warning unheeded; slip removed from pocket.

From back matter of A Roll of the Household Expenses of Richard de Swinfield, Bishop of Hereford by Richard de Swinfield and John Webb (1854). [Here]

July 25, 2011
Glue makes library card folder transparent; visible because stamped directions were not followed (card removed… possibly mutilated)
From back matter of Measuring the Forest Crop by Afroim K. Mlodziansky (1898). [Here]

Glue makes library card folder transparent; visible because stamped directions were not followed (card removed… possibly mutilated)

From back matter of Measuring the Forest Crop by Afroim K. Mlodziansky (1898). [Here]