January 30, 2013
Smudged signature with flourishes.
From the front matter of The Penitent Murderer: Being an Exact Narrative of the Life of Nathan Butler by Randolph Yearwood (1659). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 23, 2009.

Smudged signature with flourishes.

From the front matter of The Penitent Murderer: Being an Exact Narrative of the Life of Nathan Butler by Randolph Yearwood (1659). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized January 23, 2009.

January 14, 2013
Inscription and stamped response. 
From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

Inscription and stamped response. 

From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

July 13, 2012
Title page doodles.
From A System of Human Anatomy, General and Special, by Erasmus Wilson, ed. Paul B. Goddard (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized April 27, 2009.

Title page doodles.

From A System of Human Anatomy, General and Special, by Erasmus Wilson, ed. Paul B. Goddard (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized April 27, 2009.

April 19, 2012
I’m pretty sure Herbert Allan Gilman owned this book. 
From the title page to A Country Kid: A Rural Merry Comedy in Three Acts by Nesbit Stone Scoville (1900). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 22, 2008.

I’m pretty sure Herbert Allan Gilman owned this book. 

From the title page to A Country Kid: A Rural Merry Comedy in Three Acts by Nesbit Stone Scoville (1900). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 22, 2008.

April 2, 2012

A stamped and written name—Oscar.

From the back matter of The Farmer’s Library by Leonard Elijah Lathrop (1825). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 20, 2008.

March 10, 2012
"That book belong to me."
From the inscription in the front endpapers of The Instruction of Youth in Christian Piety, v. 1, by Charles Gobinet (1741). Original from Ghent University. Digitized May 1, 2009.

"That book belong to me."

From the inscription in the front endpapers of The Instruction of Youth in Christian Piety, v. 1, by Charles Gobinet (1741). Original from Ghent University. Digitized May 1, 2009.

February 18, 2012
“Transparency of handwritten mention ‘Loÿsiana Biblioth. AcademiaLand’ (?).”
From the front matter of Gisb. Cuperi Harpocrates, ed. by Stephani Le Moine (1687).
Submitted by photofloue.

Transparency of handwritten mention ‘Loÿsiana Biblioth. AcademiaLand’ (?).”

From the front matter of Gisb. Cuperi Harpocrates, ed. by Stephani Le Moine (1687).

Submitted by photofloue.

January 6, 2012

Address written into front of book digitized by Google Books; same address documented in Google Maps.

From the front matter of A Popular California Flora, or Manual of Botany for Beginners by Volney Rattan (1882). (Map)

December 26, 2011
Large signature on title page.
From Poetical Remains of French Laurence, D.C.L., M.P. and Richard Laurence, D.C.L., Archbishop of Cashel, ed. Henry Cotton (1872). 

Large signature on title page.

From Poetical Remains of French Laurence, D.C.L., M.P. and Richard Laurence, D.C.L., Archbishop of Cashel, ed. Henry Cotton (1872). 

December 21, 2011
Elaborate, crossed-out signature.
From the back matter of A Circumstantial Journal of the Blockade and Siege of Gibraltar by Samuel Ancell (1793).

Elaborate, crossed-out signature.

From the back matter of A Circumstantial Journal of the Blockade and Siege of Gibraltar by Samuel Ancell (1793).

December 13, 2011
Margaret practices writing her name in the rear endpapers.
From the back matter of Fables, by John Gay (1728). [Here]

Margaret practices writing her name in the rear endpapers.

From the back matter of Fables, by John Gay (1728). [Here]

November 12, 2011
Child’s marks of ownership: “Joseph White, March 12 1890”
From the front matter of The Wings of Courage: Stories for American Boys and Girls, by George Sand (1878). [Here]

Child’s marks of ownership: “Joseph White, March 12 1890”

From the front matter of The Wings of Courage: Stories for American Boys and Girls, by George Sand (1878). [Here]

November 8, 2011

Name and address written into the front endpapers; matched to current NYC address using Google Maps.

From the front endpapers of Robert Hamet, the Lame Cobbler (1833). [GB-Here] and [GM-Here]

September 6, 2011

Dueling bookplates; library plate over private ownership plate. Digitized with filter resulting in neon purple and green.

From front matter of The Experienced English Housekeeper by Elizabeth Raffald (1786). [Here]

June 10, 2011
Ownership marks, with flourishes (“Richard Peters”)
From back matter of Works, by Henry Delamer (1694). [Here]

Ownership marks, with flourishes (“Richard Peters”)

From back matter of Works, by Henry Delamer (1694). [Here]