Posts tagged engraving

Hybridized diagram (plate left folded).

Frontispiece comparing the heights of buildings from The World’s Religions by George Thomas Bettany (1890). Original from the University of California. Digitized February 18, 2011.

Neon moiré of aurora borealis, naval battle. 

Throughout Our First Century by Richard Miller Deven (1876). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Torn and yellowed (in an atmospheric way).

From p. 56 of Gleason’s Horse Book: The Only Authorized Work by America’s King of Horse Tamers, Comprising History, Breeding, Training, Breaking, Buying, Feeding, Grooming, Shoeing, Doctoring, Telling Age, and General Care of the Horse by Oscar Rudolph Gleason (1832). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 1, 2007.

The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

Moiré shimmer.

(Plate photographed twice, with two different moire patterns.)

From Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867 by Richard James Bush (1871). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

Illustration transferred to opposite page, with British Museum stamp.

From p. 291 of The History of the Life and Adventures of the Famous Knight Don Quixote de la Mancha by Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda, trans. Mr. Baker (1745). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 26, 2007.