March 4, 2013
Neon moiré and thematic foxing.
From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

Neon moiré and thematic foxing.

From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

January 14, 2013
Frontispiece photographed through torn, wrinkled tissue.
From Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven: From Poetic and Prose Literature of All Ages and All Lands, v. 1 (1879). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 24, 2009.

Frontispiece photographed through torn, wrinkled tissue.

From Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven: From Poetic and Prose Literature of All Ages and All Lands, v. 1 (1879). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 24, 2009.

January 12, 2013
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.

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.

January 10, 2013
Child-colored plate.
From the title page of Olney’s First Lessons in Arithmetic by Edward Olney (1884).Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 9, 2009.

Child-colored plate.

From the title page of Olney’s First Lessons in Arithmetic by Edward Olney (1884).Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 9, 2009.

January 10, 2013

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).

January 9, 2013
Neon moiré.
From p. 206 of Animal Locomotion: or, Walking, Swimming, and Flying, With a Dissertation on Aëronautics by James Bell Pettigrew (1873). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 19, 2007.

Neon moiré.

From p. 206 of Animal Locomotion: or, Walking, Swimming, and Flying, With a Dissertation on Aëronautics by James Bell Pettigrew (1873). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 19, 2007.

January 5, 2013

Neon moiré.

Throughout Our Famous Women: An Authorized Record of the Lives and Deeds of Distinguished American Women of our Times (1884). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 28, 2006.

January 5, 2013
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.

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.

December 7, 2012

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.

November 2, 2012
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.

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.

September 8, 2012
Plate left folded.
From A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World by George Vancouver (1801). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 6, 2008.

Plate left folded.

From A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World by George Vancouver (1801). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 6, 2008.

August 18, 2012

Plates left folded. 

Throughout Iohn Huighen Van Linschoten, His Discours of Voyages Into Ye Easte and West Indies by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1598). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 10, 2009.

August 9, 2012
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.

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.

August 9, 2012
Neon moiré.
From the frontispiece to The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, trans. Tobias George Smollett (1795). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 2, 2007.

Neon moiré.

From the frontispiece to The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha, by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, trans. Tobias George Smollett (1795). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 2, 2007.

August 6, 2012
Turning page.
From p. 329 of Through America: or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Turning page.

From p. 329 of Through America: or, Nine Months in the United States by Walter Gore Marshall (1881). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).