May 19, 2012

Neon moiré. 

Throughout "The Miami Aquarium and Biological Laboratory", reprinted by National Geographic Magazine (1921). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford University library artifacts).

May 2, 2012
Image transferred from uncovered opposite plate.
From p. 90 of Nature Displayed in the Heavens and On the Earth by Simeon Shaw (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 11, 2008. 

Image transferred from uncovered opposite plate.

From p. 90 of Nature Displayed in the Heavens and On the Earth by Simeon Shaw (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 11, 2008. 

May 1, 2012
Image transferred from uncovered opposite plate.
From p. 289 of Nature Displayed in the Heavens and On the Earth by Simeon Shaw (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 11, 2008.

Image transferred from uncovered opposite plate.

From p. 289 of Nature Displayed in the Heavens and On the Earth by Simeon Shaw (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized July 11, 2008.

March 11, 2012
Turning page.
From p. 124 (?) of The Diseases of Women with Child by François Mauriceau and Hugh Chamberlen (1727). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized November 19, 2009.

Turning page.

From p. 124 (?) of The Diseases of Women with Child by François Mauriceau and Hugh Chamberlen (1727). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized November 19, 2009.

February 28, 2012

Butterflies made transparent by high-contrast digitization.

From p. 144 of As Nature Shows Them: Moths and Butterflies of the United States, v. 1, by S. F. Denton (1900). 

December 4, 2011

Large plates left folded through digitization; hybrid animals and plants.

From various pages of Philosophical Transactions and Collections, v.2 (1749). [Here]

Note: This text also has some useless diagrams and one really gruesome folded plate. Another text includes many of the same plates, folded at different points. —kcw

October 22, 2011
Image transfer from printed plates onto opposite page. 
From p. 200 of Beetles, by James Duncan (1843). [Here]

Image transfer from printed plates onto opposite page. 

From p. 200 of Beetles, by James Duncan (1843). [Here]

September 20, 2011

Ink from printed image transferred to opposite page without presence of protective tissue.

From various pages of The Natural History of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals: with the Theory of the Earth in General, v. 3, by the Count de Buffon (trans. W. Kendrick, 1775). [Here]