August 18, 2013
Marbled paper curls and peels.
From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

Marbled paper curls and peels.

From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

July 20, 2013
High contrast marbled endpapers.
From Historia de la Milagrosa, y Venerable Imagen de N.S. de Atocha by Gabriel de Cepeda (1670). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized April 16, 2009.

High contrast marbled endpapers.

From Historia de la Milagrosa, y Venerable Imagen de N.S. de Atocha by Gabriel de Cepeda (1670). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized April 16, 2009.

June 12, 2013

High-contrast marbled paper.

The endpapers of The Natural History of Barbados in Ten Books by Griffith Hughes (1750).  Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized July 3, 2012.

May 13, 2013
Bar code over marbled paper.
From the front matter of A Year on the Punjab Frontier, v. 1, by Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1851). Original from the University of Lausanne. Digitized November 19, 2008.

Bar code over marbled paper.

From the front matter of A Year on the Punjab Frontier, v. 1, by Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1851). Original from the University of Lausanne. Digitized November 19, 2008.

March 23, 2013
Torn library artifact. 
From the front matter of Popular Romances of the West of England: or, The Drolls, Traditions and Superstitions of Old Cornwall, v. 2, by Robert Hunt (1865). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 21, 2005.

Torn library artifact. 

From the front matter of Popular Romances of the West of England: or, The Drolls, Traditions and Superstitions of Old Cornwall, v. 2, by Robert Hunt (1865). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 21, 2005.

March 4, 2013

Marbled paper photographed in black and white. 

From the endpapers of Sacred Poetry Adapted to the Understanding of Children and Youth: Selected for the Use of the Irish National Schools (1835). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 30, 2008.

February 7, 2013
Verso of marbled paper.
From the front matter of C’est la Deduction du Sumptueux Ordre, Plaisantz Spectacles et Magnifiques Theatres (1551). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

Verso of marbled paper.

From the front matter of C’est la Deduction du Sumptueux Ordre, Plaisantz Spectacles et Magnifiques Theatres (1551). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized September 27, 2011.

December 12, 2012

Folded, creased, washed-out marbled paper.

The endpapers to The Book of Common-Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments (1637). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 28, 2008.

November 11, 2012

Washed-out marbled paper.

The endpapers to Biblia Damicula seu quod Deus Omniscious (1727). Original from Austrian National Library. Digitized April 12, 2011.

October 25, 2012
Distortion of rear cover.
From the back matter of The Mississippi Bubble: A Memoir of John Law by Adolphe Theirs and Francis Skinner Fiske (1859). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 17, 2008.

Distortion of rear cover.

From the back matter of The Mississippi Bubble: A Memoir of John Law by Adolphe Theirs and Francis Skinner Fiske (1859). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 17, 2008.

October 8, 2012

Black and white marbled paper.

The endpapers to The Family Instructor, v. 2, by Daniel Defoe (1766). Original from Oxford University. Digitized February 14, 2008. 

October 4, 2012

Marbled paper photographed in black and white.

The endpapers to The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith (1712). Original from Oxford University. Digitized June 12, 2008.

September 30, 2012

The famed marbled page of Tristram Shandy, recto and verso, with imprint of text from surrounding pages.

From The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, v.3, by Laurence Sterne (1761). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 5, 2007.

September 8, 2012

Marbled paper photographed in black-and-white, with streaks.

From Early English Portrait Miniatures in the Collection of the Duke of Buccleuch (1917). Original from the University of California. Digitized March 20, 2009.

September 1, 2012

Marbled endpapers in blocky black-and-white and greyscale.

From The New World of Words by Edward Phillips (1720). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 13, 2007.