February 12, 2014

Home-made cloth cover sewn over boards.

Surrounding Dictation Exercises by Elizabeth Missing Sewell and Levina Buoncuore Urbino (1874). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 11, 2008.

February 7, 2014
Name erased from doorway.
From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

Name erased from doorway.

From the front matter of Juvenile Sketch Book: or, Token for New Year (1828). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 6, 2007.

September 6, 2013

Address digitized by Google Books; same address via present-day Google Maps street view.

From the front matter of The Classic Myths in English Literature, ed. by Charles Mills Gayle (1893). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 12, 2007. (Street view)

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August 18, 2013
Inscription. Any guesses?
From the back matter of The Whole Duty of Man by Richard Allestree (1749). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 25, 2006.

Inscription. Any guesses?

From the back matter of The Whole Duty of Man by Richard Allestree (1749). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 25, 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).

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 5, 2013

Marginalia including phrases from an identification rhyme.

Throughout Vox Stellarum: or, A Loyal Almanac for the Year of Human Redemption (1777). Original from Princeton University. Digitized May 6, 2009.

April 8, 2013

Address digitized by Google Books; same address via present-day Google Maps street view. 

From the front matter of Youth and the Open Door: The Relation of Habit and Character to Success by George Ross Wells (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 11, 2008. (Street view)

February 18, 2013
Annotated bookplate.
From the front matter of The Following of the Star: A Romance by Florence Louisa Barclay (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 18, 2008.

Annotated bookplate.

From the front matter of The Following of the Star: A Romance by Florence Louisa Barclay (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 18, 2008.

February 7, 2013
Inscription: “TIS THE GOOD READER / MAKES THE GOOD BOOK. -EMERSON”
From the front matter of The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer (1918). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 10, 2008.

Inscription: “TIS THE GOOD READER / MAKES THE GOOD BOOK. -EMERSON”

From the front matter of The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer (1918). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 10, 2008.

January 30, 2013
Smudged signature with flourishes.
From the front matter of The Penitent Murderer: Being an Exact Narrative of the Life of Nathan Butler by Randolph Yearwood (1659). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 23, 2009.

Smudged signature with flourishes.

From the front matter of The Penitent Murderer: Being an Exact Narrative of the Life of Nathan Butler by Randolph Yearwood (1659). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 23, 2009.

January 24, 2013
Title page illustration by the author-illustrator. 
From The Dune Country by Earl Howell Reed (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 9, 2007.

Title page illustration by the author-illustrator. 

From The Dune Country by Earl Howell Reed (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 9, 2007.

January 14, 2013
Inscription and stamped response. 
From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

Inscription and stamped response. 

From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

January 5, 2013
Inscription: “The gift of a sincere Friend.”
From the front matter of The Holy Bible, Authorized Version, with Emendations, ed. by John Tricker Conquest (1841). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 17, 2009.

Inscription: “The gift of a sincere Friend.”

From the front matter of The Holy Bible, Authorized Version, with Emendations, ed. by John Tricker Conquest (1841). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 17, 2009.

December 22, 2012
Handwritten Latin inscription reading “Liceant omnia non expedita.”
From the front matter of Of The Nature Of Things, v.2, by Titus Lucretius Carus and Thomas Creech (1714). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized September 3, 2009.

Handwritten Latin inscription reading “Liceant omnia non expedita.”

From the front matter of Of The Nature Of Things, v.2, by Titus Lucretius Carus and Thomas Creech (1714). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized September 3, 2009.