January 30, 2013

Unlikely places (plates left folded).

Throughout The Rarities of Richmond: Exact Descriptions of the Royal Hermitage and Merlin’s Cave, With His Life and Prophesies by Edmund Curll (1736). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 19, 2007.

June 5, 2012

Library artifacts intrude on endpaper landscapes. 

From The Golden Silence by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson (1911). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 28, 2008.

May 18, 2012
Plate photographed through tissue. 
The frontispiece to June on the Miami: An Idyl by William Henry Venable (1912). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 24, 2009.

Plate photographed through tissue. 

The frontispiece to June on the Miami: An Idyl by William Henry Venable (1912). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 24, 2009.

May 4, 2012

Invented topographies (plates left folded through digitization).

Throughout A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty … in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780, v. 2, by James Cook, Charles Clerke, John Gore, and James King (1784). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized January 7, 2009.

April 2, 2012

Post-microfilm images, digitized after being reprinted. Spooky!

From Witch Hill: A History of Salem Witchcraft by Zachariah Atwell Mudge (1870). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 23, 2005.

January 3, 2012

Black and white plates digitized in pixellated greyscale.

From various pages of Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782 by François Jean Chastellux (1787).

September 28, 2011
Printed plate left folded through digitization; a new topography created.
From p. 496 of Frost and Fire: Natural Engines, Tool-marks and Chips, by John Francis Campbell (1865). [Here]

Printed plate left folded through digitization; a new topography created.

From p. 496 of Frost and Fire: Natural Engines, Tool-marks and Chips, by John Francis Campbell (1865). [Here]

September 21, 2011
Printed plate left folded through digitization
From p. 406 of A Tour In Ireland: With General Observations On The Present State Of That Kingdom, Made In The Years 1776, 1777 and 1778. And Brought Down To The End Of 1779. In Two Volumes, v. 2, by Arthur Young (1780). [Here]

Printed plate left folded through digitization

From p. 406 of A Tour In Ireland: With General Observations On The Present State Of That Kingdom, Made In The Years 1776, 1777 and 1778. And Brought Down To The End Of 1779. In Two Volumes, v. 2, by Arthur Young (1780). [Here]

September 12, 2011

A variety of printed landscapes, photographed through protective tissue.

From various pages of The Thames: or, Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public Buildings, & Picturesque Scenery on the Banks of that Noble River by William Bernard Cooke and Samuel Owen (1811). [Here]

July 20, 2011
Transfer of ink from plate onto opposite page 
From p.214-15 of A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]

Transfer of ink from plate onto opposite page 

From p.214-15 of A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels in all parts of the world by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]