June 4, 2013
Poem clipped, pasted into front endpapers, and edited.
From the front matter of Fashion, The Emigrants, and Other Poems by Thomas Gillet (1819). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 9, 2006.

Poem clipped, pasted into front endpapers, and edited.

From the front matter of Fashion, The Emigrants, and Other Poems by Thomas Gillet (1819). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 9, 2006.

March 15, 2012

Throwback: Marginalia 

1) Passage crossed out

2) Folded, handwritten note laid in.

3) Not just a manicule, but a man (drawn into the margin and pointing across the text).

4) Reader illustrates pruning shears.

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December 5, 2011
Reader adds more lines to the song “Oh, It’s a Lovely War!” written by J. P. Long and Maurice Scott (1917) in a pause between sections: "Who wouldn’t be a soldier, eh?" "Gee, it’s a shame to take the pay. As soon as reville is gone. We all feel as heavy as lead. But we never get up till the seargent [sic] brings our breakfast up to bed.”  (Listen here!)
From p. 307 of If Winter Comes, by Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson (1922). [Here]

Reader adds more lines to the song “Oh, It’s a Lovely War!” written by J. P. Long and Maurice Scott (1917) in a pause between sections: "Who wouldn’t be a soldier, eh?" "Gee, it’s a shame to take the pay. As soon as reville is gone. We all feel as heavy as lead. But we never get up till the seargent [sic] brings our breakfast up to bed.”  (Listen here!)

From p. 307 of If Winter Comes, by Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson (1922). [Here]

October 14, 2011

Marginal notation and copious ink splatters.

From various pages of Eighteen Books of the Secrets of Art and Nature by Johann Jacob Wecker (1661). [Here]