July 18, 2013
Faceted gutter doodles.
From p. 86 of Prison Life in the South by Allen O. Abbott (1865). Original from University of Minnesota. Digitized January 28, 2010.

Faceted gutter doodles.

From p. 86 of Prison Life in the South by Allen O. Abbott (1865). Original from University of Minnesota. Digitized January 28, 2010.

April 29, 2013

Ahem.

Throughout Dante: An Elementary Book for Those who Seek in the Great Poet the Teacher of Spiritual Life by Henry Dwight Sedgwick (1918). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 8, 2007.

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.

March 18, 2013

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.

February 10, 2013

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.

January 24, 2013
Title page illustration by the author-illustrator. 
From The Dune Country by Earl Howell Reed (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 9, 2007.

Title page illustration by the author-illustrator. 

From The Dune Country by Earl Howell Reed (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 9, 2007.

November 10, 2012

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.

August 4, 2012
Hand-drawn illustrations: leaf, pitcher, sawbuck. 
From p. 102 of The American Drawing-Book by John Gadsby Chapman (1857). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 16, 2007.

Hand-drawn illustrations: leaf, pitcher, sawbuck. 

From p. 102 of The American Drawing-Book by John Gadsby Chapman (1857). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 16, 2007.

July 21, 2012

Scribbles, doodles, and drawings everywhere

Throughout The Principles of Arithmetic by Joseph Ray (1856). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 6, 2007.

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July 17, 2012
Escapism doodle.
From p. 63 of Stories and Legends: A First Greek Reader With Notes, Vocabulary, and Exercises, by Francis Henry Colson (1908). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 28, 2007.

Escapism doodle.

From p. 63 of Stories and Legends: A First Greek Reader With Notes, Vocabulary, and Exercises, by Francis Henry Colson (1908). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 28, 2007.

July 13, 2012
Title page doodles.
From A System of Human Anatomy, General and Special, by Erasmus Wilson, ed. Paul B. Goddard (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized April 27, 2009.

Title page doodles.

From A System of Human Anatomy, General and Special, by Erasmus Wilson, ed. Paul B. Goddard (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized April 27, 2009.

January 28, 2012
Monogram letters and other doodles.
From the front matter of Rifle and Caravan: Two Boys in East Africa by James Barnes (1912). 

Monogram letters and other doodles.

From the front matter of Rifle and Caravan: Two Boys in East Africa by James Barnes (1912). 

November 27, 2011
Scribbles and doodles, in ink. 
From the title page of Elegant Extracts (1789). [Here]

Scribbles and doodles, in ink. 

From the title page of Elegant Extracts (1789). [Here]

November 1, 2011
Rear cover, with pencil scrawl. 
From Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet, by Carlo Collodi (1914). [Here]

Rear cover, with pencil scrawl. 

From Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet, by Carlo Collodi (1914). [Here]

August 26, 2011

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]