Posts tagged manicule

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.

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.

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.

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).

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