May 15, 2013

Endpapers, four different ways.

From Los Tres Libros de Matheo Maria Boyardo (1581). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized December 5, 2008. 

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.

January 2, 2013
The cloud of paper that remained after a circulation slip was torn out.
From the back matter of Spencer-Meade Cane Sugar Handbook (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 23, 2010.

The cloud of paper that remained after a circulation slip was torn out.

From the back matter of Spencer-Meade Cane Sugar Handbook (1916). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 23, 2010.

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.

September 10, 2012
A cloud of torn paper approaches a woodcut illustration.
From the back matter of Der Hochwirdigen und Weitberuomten Stifft Alten Oting Löblich Herkomen by Johannes Aventinus (1519). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 11, 2012.

A cloud of torn paper approaches a woodcut illustration.

From the back matter of Der Hochwirdigen und Weitberuomten Stifft Alten Oting Löblich Herkomen by Johannes Aventinus (1519). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 11, 2012.

June 21, 2012
Piece of paper photographed over page alters text from “Stone Age Folks” to “Tone Age Folks.”
From The Confessions of a Beachcomber: Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland by Edmund James Banfield (1908). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 28, 2007.

Piece of paper photographed over page alters text from “Stone Age Folks” to “Tone Age Folks.”

From The Confessions of a Beachcomber: Scenes and Incidents in the Career of an Unprofessional Beachcomber in Tropical Queensland by Edmund James Banfield (1908). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 28, 2007.

March 28, 2012
Paper obscures text.
From p. 4 of A Short Treatise of the General Laws of Motion and Centripetal Forces by George Pirrie (1720). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

Paper obscures text.

From p. 4 of A Short Treatise of the General Laws of Motion and Centripetal Forces by George Pirrie (1720). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 11, 2007.

March 23, 2012
Item torn away; glue remains.
From the back matter of Algebra: An Elementary Text-Book, v.2 by George Chrystal (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 14, 2008.

Item torn away; glue remains.

From the back matter of Algebra: An Elementary Text-Book, v.2 by George Chrystal (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 14, 2008.

March 3, 2012
Unknown obstruction to text.
From the introduction to The Calhoun Text Book (1843). 

Unknown obstruction to text.

From the introduction to The Calhoun Text Book (1843). 

February 26, 2012
Ripped paper and adhesive.
From the back matter of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, trans. Geo. M. Towle (1876). 

Ripped paper and adhesive.

From the back matter of Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne, trans. Geo. M. Towle (1876). 

February 1, 2012
Torn paper with leftover glue blob (a blobject?).
From the back matter of Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897). 

Torn paper with leftover glue blob (a blobject?).

From the back matter of Familiar Features of the Roadside: The Flowers, Shrubs, Birds, and Insects by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1897). 

January 16, 2012

Marbled endpaper digitized in blocky black-and-white and greyscale.

From the back matter of The Comic English Grammar by Percival Leigh (1840). 

December 27, 2011
A piece of the paper wrapper in which the book was mailed (“Book Post”).
From the front matter of Original Papers Read Before the Syro-Egyptian Society of London, v. 2, pt. 2 (1850)

A piece of the paper wrapper in which the book was mailed (“Book Post”).

From the front matter of Original Papers Read Before the Syro-Egyptian Society of London, v. 2, pt. 2 (1850)

December 27, 2011
Torn paper cover reveals edge of folded map.
From the rear cover of Report of the Governor of Arizona to the Secretary of the Interior (1901). 

Torn paper cover reveals edge of folded map.

From the rear cover of Report of the Governor of Arizona to the Secretary of the Interior (1901).