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.

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.

October 24, 2012

Reader corrects text and draws caricatures in the rear endpapers.

From Common Sense by Thomas Paine (1918). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 28, 2008.

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.

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]