September 11, 2013
Handwritten profanity.
From the front matter of The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-second Century, v.1, by Jane Loudon (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 1, 2006.

Handwritten profanity.

From the front matter of The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty-second Century, v.1, by Jane Loudon (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 1, 2006.

August 17, 2013
Inscription: “Bettie Wisner / From / Cousin Ida Luee / Apr. 6th 1940.”
From the front matter of A Sweet Girl Graduate by L. T. Meade (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Inscription: “Bettie Wisner / From / Cousin Ida Luee / Apr. 6th 1940.”

From the front matter of A Sweet Girl Graduate by L. T. Meade (1891). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

May 13, 2013

Copious notes.

From the front matter of A Voyage to Suratt by John Ovington (1696). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized May 5, 2010.

February 7, 2013
Verso of marbled paper.
From the front matter of C’est la Deduction du Sumptueux Ordre, Plaisantz Spectacles et Magnifiques Theatres (1551). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

Verso of marbled paper.

From the front matter of C’est la Deduction du Sumptueux Ordre, Plaisantz Spectacles et Magnifiques Theatres (1551). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

November 29, 2012

Segments of the inscription in the front matter of The Gentlest Giant (and Other Pleasant Persons): Poems from the Enchanting Realm of When We Were Little by Anna Bird Stewart (1915). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 5, 2009.

April 16, 2012
"Minimalism."
Submitted by C. T. Douglas, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.
From the front matter of A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia) by George Miller Beard (1894). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

"Minimalism."

Submitted by C. T. Douglas, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading.

From the front matter of A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia) by George Miller Beard (1894). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

October 8, 2011
Paper (likely a bookplate) pasted to inside of front cover was ripped off.
From the front matter of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]
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Paper (likely a bookplate) pasted to inside of front cover was ripped off.

From the front matter of The Power of Religion on the Mind, by Lindley Murray (1801). [Here]

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September 2, 2011
Hand of employee, turning pages.
From front matter (advertisement and endpaper) of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1826). [Here]

Hand of employee, turning pages.

From front matter (advertisement and endpaper) of The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (1826). [Here]

August 4, 2011
Provenance; “From the author” inscribed on fly title page
From the front matter of The Elements of Mechanics by James Renwick (1832). [Here]

Provenance; “From the author” inscribed on fly title page

From the front matter of The Elements of Mechanics by James Renwick (1832). [Here]