July 19, 2014

A variety of marbled endpapers photographed in high-contrast black and white (1, 2, 3).

July 10, 2014
Layered ephemera.
From the back matter of Ticks: A Monograph of the Ixodoidea (1908). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized March 8, 2010.

Layered ephemera.

From the back matter of Ticks: A Monograph of the Ixodoidea (1908). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized March 8, 2010.

July 20, 2013
High contrast marbled endpapers.
From Historia de la Milagrosa, y Venerable Imagen de N.S. de Atocha by Gabriel de Cepeda (1670). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized April 16, 2009.

High contrast marbled endpapers.

From Historia de la Milagrosa, y Venerable Imagen de N.S. de Atocha by Gabriel de Cepeda (1670). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized April 16, 2009.

June 12, 2013

High-contrast marbled paper.

The endpapers of The Natural History of Barbados in Ten Books by Griffith Hughes (1750).  Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized July 3, 2012.

April 29, 2013

Wait, what?

Throughout The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (1704). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 3, 2009.

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 2, 2013

Frontispiece (somehow!) merged with photograph of digitization equipment.

From the front matter of What Frances E. Willard Said by Frances Elizabeth Willard, ed. by Anna A. Gordon (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

March 26, 2013

Scuffed leather covers photographed in high-contrast black and white.

From The History of Timur-Bec: Known by the Name of Tamerlain the Great, Emperor of the Moguls and Tartars: Being an Historical Journal of His Conquests in Asia and Europe, v. 1, by Sharaf al-Dīn ʻAlī Yazdī (1723). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 3, 2008.

February 18, 2013

High contrast streaking in pictorial endpapers.

From The Star People by Gaylord Johnson (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 10, 2007.

February 14, 2013
Digitally imposed gutter with transformative powers.
From Tables of Discount: or, Simple Interest by T B. Gumersall (1829). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 29, 2006.

Digitally imposed gutter with transformative powers.

From Tables of Discount: or, Simple Interest by T B. Gumersall (1829). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 29, 2006.

February 13, 2013

Severe distortion.

From The ABC: or, Alphabetical Railway Guide, v. 88-99 (1861). Original from Oxford University. Digitized January 25, 2007.

February 11, 2013
Frontispiece in high contrast. 
From the front matter of The Human Drift by Jack London (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 22, 2005. 
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Frontispiece in high contrast. 

From the front matter of The Human Drift by Jack London (1917). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 22, 2005. 

See also:

February 4, 2013

Black-and-white glitched Cubism.

Throughout Cubists and Post-Impressionism by Arthur Jerome Eddy (1914). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 10, 2007.

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 27, 2013
Endpaper illustrations obscured by library artifacts and digital contrast.
From Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field (1904). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 19, 2005.

Endpaper illustrations obscured by library artifacts and digital contrast.

From Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field (1904). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 19, 2005.