July 11, 2014
Employee manicules.
From the front matter of Tattooing in the Marquesas by Willowdean Chatterson Handy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 12, 2007.

Employee manicules.

From the front matter of Tattooing in the Marquesas by Willowdean Chatterson Handy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 12, 2007.

February 6, 2014
"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.”
Submitted by Jared Farmer.

"My montage of Google fingers I found while researching for my book Trees in Paradise: A California History.

Submitted by Jared Farmer.

January 29, 2014
Employee manicule.
From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.

Employee manicule.

From the front matter of Instructions for Collecting and Preserving Zoological Subjects by William Swaindan (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 15, 2009.

January 29, 2014

Manicules in the margins.

Throughout Epigrammata et Hymni by Michael Tarchaniota Marullu (1509). Original from the Austrian National Library. Digitized August 20, 2012.

April 2, 2013
Employee holds paper ephemera over portrait photographed through tissue.
The frontispiece to Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself by Frances Power Cobbe (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 22, 2007.

Employee holds paper ephemera over portrait photographed through tissue.

The frontispiece to Life of Frances Power Cobbe as Told by Herself by Frances Power Cobbe (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 22, 2007.

December 11, 2012

Copious marginalia with corrections, commentary, underlining and annotation symbols. 

Throughout A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience by Samuel Rutherford (1649). Original from Princeton University. Digitized September 19, 2008.

December 7, 2012
Employee holds together a torn page: “Already! A living manicule.” Submitted by John McVey (asfaltics).
From p. 521 of A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction and Design of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, 2nd ed., by Fredrick W. Taylor and Sanford E. Thompson. Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized January 7, 2008.

Employee holds together a torn page: “Already! A living manicule.” Submitted by John McVey (asfaltics).

From p. 521 of A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction and Design of Concrete and Reinforced Concrete, 2nd ed., by Fredrick W. Taylor and Sanford E. Thompson. Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized January 7, 2008.

February 12, 2012

Annotations of the philosopher and theologian Francis Ellingwood Abbott, including drawn manicule and note on the absence of the frontispiece: “WITH A PORTRAIT OF KANT (cut out and set on the wall of my Nonquitt tower.) ha ha! That’s a good w’ one.”

Throughout Kant’s Prolegomena and Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science by Immanuel Kant, trans. E. B. Bax (1883).

November 18, 2011
Manicule drawn in the margins; marks a passage on alchemy, pointing specifically at its potential outcomes (“Riches, Honour, Health, and long Life”).
From the dedication of Polygraphice: or the Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limming, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and Perfuming, by William Salmon (1685). [Here]
Notes: For quite a bit on the evolution of the manicule, take a look at William H. Sherman’s Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England.  
…and for all of you Harry Potter fans out there, yes, it’s the same Flamel. —kcw

Manicule drawn in the margins; marks a passage on alchemy, pointing specifically at its potential outcomes (“Riches, Honour, Health, and long Life”).

From the dedication of Polygraphice: or the Arts of Drawing, Engraving, Etching, Limming, Painting, Washing, Varnishing, Gilding, Colouring, Dying, Beautifying and Perfuming, by William Salmon (1685). [Here]

Notes: For quite a bit on the evolution of the manicule, take a look at William H. Sherman’s Used Books: Marking Readers in Renaissance England.  

…and for all of you Harry Potter fans out there, yes, it’s the same Flamel. —kcw

May 13, 2011
Illustrative marginalia (!)
From p. 155 of Poetry for Home and School (“New Year’s Eve” ; Tennyson : 1846). [Here]

Illustrative marginalia (!)

From p. 155 of Poetry for Home and School (“New Year’s Eve” ; Tennyson : 1846). [Here]