March 25, 2013

Collage of peritexts. 

From the title page and title page verso of From Under the Cloud: or, Personal Reminiscences of Insanity by Anna Agnew (1886). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 5, 2007.

January 28, 2013

"The volume has done second service as a scrapbook, not mentioned in metadata." Submitted by asfaltics

Check out some of the other pasted-in articles: “The Grasshopper Plague,” “An Elephant on a Steamboat,” “Where Do These Sponges Go?” “Remains of a Mastodon,” “Hydrophobia,” “A Trout Fish Living in a Well Twenty-Five Years,” “The Little Monster in Your Sugar,” and “Shower of Worms.” 

Throughout A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, v. 2 By Oliver Goldsmith (1855). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 4, 2009.

November 30, 2011
Photo chosen for title page image is the front cover. Composed of board and leather, it would never curl in the way the page-turning graphic is depicted. 
From A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, v. 5, by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]

Photo chosen for title page image is the front cover. Composed of board and leather, it would never curl in the way the page-turning graphic is depicted. 

From A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in All Parts of the World, v. 5, by John Pinkerton (1809). [Here]