July 29, 2014

Black-and-red text.

Throughout The Complete Distiller by A. Cooper (1757). Original from the British Library. Digitized May 27, 2014.

July 19, 2014

Card folder with and without distortion.

From the back matter of South London by Sir Walter Besant (1899). Original from the University of California. Digitized June 12, 2010.

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 10, 2014

Severe distortion.

Throughout Betrachtung Der Sterbligkeit: Nebst Einem Vierfachen Register, v. 1, by Martin Geier (1687). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized October 19, 2009.

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.

March 16, 2014
Severe distortion.
From the front cover (?) of Neuverfertigte Lieder-Concordantz über DC Kirchen- und Andre Geistreiche Gesänge by Georg Serpilius (1696). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 26, 2011.

Severe distortion.

From the front cover (?) of Neuverfertigte Lieder-Concordantz über DC Kirchen- und Andre Geistreiche Gesänge by Georg Serpilius (1696). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 26, 2011.

February 20, 2014

Neon moiré.

Throughout Ranch Life and the Hunting-trail by Theodore Roosevelt (1888). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 15, 2007.

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 23, 2014

Severe distortion. Submitted by sentimentandsediment.

Throughout Museum Metallicum Autoris (1739). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

January 23, 2014

"Every verso in this book has gone rather peculiar - looks like one of the cameras went haywire." Submitted by maedchenimmond.

Throughout Acta et Decreta Synodi Dioecesanae Strigoniensis, Celebratae Tyrnaviae 1629 by Peter Pazmany (1629). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized July 27 2011. 

October 1, 2013
Employee’s hand.
From the front matter of An Account of the Societies For Reformation of Manners, In England and Ireland by Josiah Woodward (1701). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 24, 2011.

Employee’s hand.

From the front matter of An Account of the Societies For Reformation of Manners, In England and Ireland by Josiah Woodward (1701). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 24, 2011.

September 6, 2013

Neon moiré.

Throughout Alpha Portland Cement for Eternity (1913). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized September 28, 2010.

August 22, 2013

Severe distortion.

Throughout Oratio de Gloriosa Tornaci Expugnatione by Georg Christoph Model (1719). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

August 18, 2013
Partially-optimized tissue over title page.
From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

Partially-optimized tissue over title page.

From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

August 17, 2013

Photographs of digitization equipment superimposed with cover and bookplate images, with neon glitch.

From the front and back matter of History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany (1887). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).