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 21, 2014
Conflicting bookplates, employee’s fingers, fore-edge.
From the front matter of Stammering and Stuttering by James Hunt (1870). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Conflicting bookplates, employee’s fingers, fore-edge.

From the front matter of Stammering and Stuttering by James Hunt (1870). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

September 25, 2013
Employee’s fingers.
From the front matter of A Treatise of Miscellany Questions by George Gillespie (1614). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007. 

Employee’s fingers.

From the front matter of A Treatise of Miscellany Questions by George Gillespie (1614). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 13, 2007. 

August 22, 2013

The hands of employees.

1 - From Theodori Gaze Institutionis Grammaticae Liber Primus (1543). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized June 13, 2012.

2 - From De Anima by Oswald Coscan and Sebastian Model (1616). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 19, 2011.

April 29, 2013
"Ghostwrist." Submitted by asfaltics.
From p. 686 of Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, v. 59 (1921). Original from the University of Chicago. Digitized April 13, 2012.

"Ghostwrist." Submitted by asfaltics.

From p. 686 of Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, v. 59 (1921). Original from the University of Chicago. Digitized April 13, 2012.

April 29, 2013
Employee holds plates closed.
Throughout The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732 to the Year 1744), edited by John Martyn (1747). Original from Montserrat Abbey Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

Employee holds plates closed.

Throughout The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1732 to the Year 1744), edited by John Martyn (1747). Original from Montserrat Abbey Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

April 10, 2013
Don’t touch that! An employee’s hands over an illustration of the Portuguese man o’ war. 
From p. 8 of Gatherings of a Naturalist in Australia by George Bennett (1860). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 11, 2006.

Don’t touch that! An employee’s hands over an illustration of the Portuguese man o’ war

From p. 8 of Gatherings of a Naturalist in Australia by George Bennett (1860). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 11, 2006.

April 1, 2013
Tissue paper cone.
From p. 32 of My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Tissue paper cone.

From p. 32 of My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

March 27, 2013

Glitched hands.

From the front and back matter of The Works: Serious and Comical, In Prose and Verse by Thomas Brown and James Drake (1730). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

March 23, 2013
The transformative gutter.
From the back matter of A Homoeopathic Materia Medica On a New and Original Plan: A Sample Fascicle Containing the Arsenic Group by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1894). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 8, 2007.

The transformative gutter.

From the back matter of A Homoeopathic Materia Medica On a New and Original Plan: A Sample Fascicle Containing the Arsenic Group by Marvin W. Van Denburg (1894). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 8, 2007.

March 11, 2013
Employee turns pages.
The frontispiece and title page of Traits and Stories of Anglo-Indian Life by Henry Robert Addison (1858). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 21, 2007.

Employee turns pages.

The frontispiece and title page of Traits and Stories of Anglo-Indian Life by Henry Robert Addison (1858). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 21, 2007.

February 26, 2013
A book composed entirely of employee’s corrected fingers over blank pages.
A True Copy of a Letter from the Reverend Mr. Greenshields (1709). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009.

A book composed entirely of employee’s corrected fingers over blank pages.

A True Copy of a Letter from the Reverend Mr. Greenshields (1709). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 27, 2009.

February 4, 2013
Employee’s many-ringed fingers.
From the front matter of New Orleans: The Place and the People by Grace Elizabeth Kin (1895). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 17, 2006.

Employee’s many-ringed fingers.

From the front matter of New Orleans: The Place and the People by Grace Elizabeth Kin (1895). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 17, 2006.

January 30, 2013

Employee’s fingers autocorrected with mirrored text. 

Throughout An Exact Narrative of Many Surprizing Matters of Fact Uncontestably Wrought By an Evil Spirit or Spirits, In the House of Master Jan Smagge (1709). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 10, 2009.

January 24, 2013

Uncropped; distorted.

Throughout The Army Ration: How to Diminish Its Weight and Bulk, Secure Economy in Its Administration, Avoid Waste, and Increase the Comfort, Efficiency, and Mobility of Troops by Eben Norton Horsford (1864). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 7, 2005.