Posts tagged doodles

The child’s hand.

Throughout (and around) English Grammar in Lectures: Designed to Render Its Principles Easily Adapted to the Mind of the Young Learner, and Its Study Entertaining by Lorenzo F. Hamlin (1833). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 1, 2007.

A reader asks the big questions in the margins. 

…and draws a hot air balloon? 

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Throughout The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (1921). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 17, 2008.

Scribbles, scratching, letters, and arithmetic.

From Simple Truths in Verse for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age by Mrs. Mary Belson Elliott (1816). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 8, 2008.

Front endpaper torn off to reveal board beneath it; calligraphic writing in pencil and ink.

Rear endpaper partially scratched off; drawings and ownership marks in pencil and ink. Library artifacts of the Biblioteca de Cataluñya include stamp, bookplate, and barcode. 

Both include metal clips from digitization equipment.

From front and back matter of The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1791). [Here]