August 1, 2014
Employee captured tearing page.
From the front matter of The Apples of New York, v. 1, by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, and Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 2, 2010.

Employee captured tearing page.

From the front matter of The Apples of New York, v. 1, by Spencer Ambrose Beach, Nathaniel Ogden Booth, and Orrin Morehouse Taylor (1905). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 2, 2010.

July 31, 2014
Employee’s hand with cots, long sleeve, and Virgin Mary bracelet.
From the front matter of Cartel Unter Hohen Herren Fürsten und Ständen Des Löblichen Fränckischen Crayses Wegen Ausliefferung Derer Deserteurs (1742). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 1, 2011.

Employee’s hand with cots, long sleeve, and Virgin Mary bracelet.

From the front matter of Cartel Unter Hohen Herren Fürsten und Ständen Des Löblichen Fränckischen Crayses Wegen Ausliefferung Derer Deserteurs (1742). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 1, 2011.

July 29, 2014
Employee’s hand.
From the back matter of The Fair Circassian by Samuel Croxall (1721). Original from the British Library. Digitized June 25, 2013.

Employee’s hand.

From the back matter of The Fair Circassian by Samuel Croxall (1721). Original from the British Library. Digitized June 25, 2013.

July 28, 2014

Employee’s fingers corrected with mirrored texts.

From An Essay Towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language by John Wilkins (1668). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized September 18, 2012.

July 14, 2014
Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.
Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.

Employee’s distorted fingers over fore-edge with tabs.

Throughout Spiritus Creator Incubus by Michael Beck and Johann Conrad Heinrich (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 17, 2011.

July 11, 2014
Employee manicules.
From the front matter of Tattooing in the Marquesas by Willowdean Chatterson Handy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 12, 2007.

Employee manicules.

From the front matter of Tattooing in the Marquesas by Willowdean Chatterson Handy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 12, 2007.

July 10, 2014
Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.
From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.

Employee’s fingers. Submitted by Ed.

From the front matter of Paradise Lost, A Poem, in Twelve Books by John Milton (1730). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized October 27, 2011.

July 10, 2014
Worker’s hand. Submitted by Abi Jones. Image now removed.
From the front matter of Miss Betty by Bram Stoker (1898). Originally from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

Worker’s hand. Submitted by Abi Jones. Image now removed.

From the front matter of Miss Betty by Bram Stoker (1898). Originally from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

February 27, 2014

Employee’s hands. Submitted by asfaltics.

Throughout The Science-History of the Universe, v. 1, edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler (1909). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 19, 2006.

February 14, 2014
Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.
From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.

From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

February 6, 2014
"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.”
Submitted by Jared Farmer.

"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.

Submitted by Jared Farmer.

January 30, 2014
A book without a book.
The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus: A Serenata Da Camera by Johann Sigismund Kusser (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009. 

A book without a book.

The Universal Applause of Mount Parnassus: A Serenata Da Camera by Johann Sigismund Kusser (1711). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009. 

January 30, 2014

Page-turning.

From p. 108-9 of The Sailor’s Pocket Book by Frederick George D. Bedford (1875). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 26, 2006.

January 29, 2014
(Married) employee’s hand over bookplate and circulation slip.
From the front matter of The Complaint: or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality by Edward Young (1750). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2007.

(Married) employee’s hand over bookplate and circulation slip.

From the front matter of The Complaint: or, Night-thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality by Edward Young (1750). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 2, 2007.

January 29, 2014
Employee manicule.
From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.

Employee manicule.

From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.