October 17, 2013
Redacted marginalia.
From p. 89 of Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits by Samuel Miller (1827). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 29, 2006.

Redacted marginalia.

From p. 89 of Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits by Samuel Miller (1827). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 29, 2006.

September 30, 2013
Page used as blotting paper.
From p. 450 of Female Piety: or, The Young Woman’s Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality by John Angell James (1853). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 13, 2007.

Page used as blotting paper.

From p. 450 of Female Piety: or, The Young Woman’s Friend and Guide Through Life to Immortality by John Angell James (1853). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 13, 2007.

September 25, 2013
Stamp ink transferred to facing page. 
From the back matter of The Works of Laurence Sterne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1790). Original from Princeton University. Digitized October 19, 2009.

Stamp ink transferred to facing page. 

From the back matter of The Works of Laurence Sterne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1790). Original from Princeton University. Digitized October 19, 2009.

July 10, 2013

Inscription photographed recto and verso.

From the front matter of Brief Memorials of Four Children by Alexander Kerr (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 28, 2008.

May 14, 2013
Redacted addition.
From A Catalogue of the Genuine and Capital Collection of Pictures, by the Most Celebrated Masters, of that Late Great and Learned Physician, Doctor Richard Mead (1754). Original from Oxford University. Digitized January 28, 2009.

Redacted addition.

From A Catalogue of the Genuine and Capital Collection of Pictures, by the Most Celebrated Masters, of that Late Great and Learned Physician, Doctor Richard Mead (1754). Original from Oxford University. Digitized January 28, 2009.

May 1, 2013
Ink hurricanes.
From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

Ink hurricanes.

From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

March 23, 2013
Ink blot.
From the table of contents of Shoes of the Wind: A Book of Poems by Hilda Conkling (1922). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 10, 2007.

Ink blot.

From the table of contents of Shoes of the Wind: A Book of Poems by Hilda Conkling (1922). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 10, 2007.

January 2, 2013

Circular stains (perhaps from an inkwell). 

Throughout Forty Sermons by Richard Allestree (1684). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 3, 2009.

December 16, 2012
Spilled ink.
From p. 432-33 of Forty Sermons Preached at the Parish-Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk-street, London by Anthony Farindon (1663). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 18, 2011.

Spilled ink.

From p. 432-33 of Forty Sermons Preached at the Parish-Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk-street, London by Anthony Farindon (1663). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 18, 2011.

November 10, 2012

Scribbles, scratching, letters, and arithmetic.

From Simple Truths in Verse for the Amusement and Instruction of Children at an Early Age by Mrs. Mary Belson Elliott (1816). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 8, 2008.

October 18, 2012
Spilled ink/Rorschach test. Discovered by Kathryn Marguy of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.
From p. 8-9 of Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte: From the French of M. Fauvelet de Bourrienne, trans. John S. Memes (1831). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 9, 2008.

Spilled ink/Rorschach test. Discovered by Kathryn Marguy of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

From p. 8-9 of Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte: From the French of M. Fauvelet de Bourrienne, trans. John S. Memes (1831). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 9, 2008.

October 11, 2012
Palimpsestic inscription. Discovered by Katherine Marchese of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.
From the front matter of The Dead Sea, v. 1, by William Allen (1855). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 8, 2007.

Palimpsestic inscription. Discovered by Katherine Marchese of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

From the front matter of The Dead Sea, v. 1, by William Allen (1855). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 8, 2007.

September 24, 2012
Reanimated stain.
From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.

Reanimated stain.

From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.

September 5, 2012
Neon patch.
From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

Neon patch.

From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

August 18, 2012

Inky cat footprints!

From p. 170 of Clavis Bibliorum: The Key of the Bible, Unlocking the Richest Treasury of the Holy Scriptures by Francis Roberts (1675). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 12, 2008.