January 2, 2013

The price list, mailed upon application. Someone had their eye on a 1794 Laurentius Storioni.

From the front matter of Masterpieces of the Great Violin Makers by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company (1917). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

December 1, 2012
Never checked out.
From the back matter of Cider: A Poem in Two Books by John Philips (1791). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized December 2, 2006.

Never checked out.

From the back matter of Cider: A Poem in Two Books by John Philips (1791). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized December 2, 2006.

November 1, 2012
Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.
From the back matter of Navajo Legends, coll. and trans. by Washington Matthews (1897). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 9, 2008.

Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.

From the back matter of Navajo Legends, coll. and trans. by Washington Matthews (1897). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 9, 2008.

October 30, 2012
Newspaper clippings (book reviews).
From the back matter of Annals of Old Manhattan, 1609-1664 by  Julia Maria Colton (1901). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized December 19, 2005.

Newspaper clippings (book reviews).

From the back matter of Annals of Old Manhattan, 1609-1664 by  Julia Maria Colton (1901). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized December 19, 2005.

October 30, 2012

A loose clipping of a review of the book, with a tromp l’oeil, triple-spine advertisement on verso.

From the front matter of A Soldier of Manhattan: A Romance of the Revolution by Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1906). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 31, 2008.

October 24, 2012
Handwritten note - “Back @ 2! —-m & lunch maybe? Laura.” Discovered by Lorenzo Tumminello. 
From the back matter of The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1920). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized December 4, 2008.

Handwritten note - “Back @ 2! —-m & lunch maybe? Laura.” Discovered by Lorenzo Tumminello

From the back matter of The Antichrist by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1920). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized December 4, 2008.

October 15, 2012
Employee holds in paper ephemera (with original price).
From the front matter of A New Translation of Ovid’s Epistles into English Prose by Ovid, trans. unknown (1657). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 18, 2009. 

Employee holds in paper ephemera (with original price).

From the front matter of A New Translation of Ovid’s Epistles into English Prose by Ovid, trans. unknown (1657). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 18, 2009. 

August 23, 2012

Photographed postcard. 

From The Authorship of Robinson Crusoe by William Laidlaw Purves (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 30, 2009.

August 6, 2012
Clipping from rare books catalog, pasted in and folded.
From the front matter of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner by Daniel Defoe (1719). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 28, 2007.

Clipping from rare books catalog, pasted in and folded.

From the front matter of The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner by Daniel Defoe (1719). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 28, 2007.

July 30, 2012
Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”
From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.

Clipping from a rare book catalog pasted in: “Mostly shipwrecks, pirates and blood.”

From the front matter of Robinson Crusoe’s Own Book by J. V. Pierce (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 2, 2009.

July 18, 2012

Paper ephemera used as bookmarks.

As found in The New American Second Reader by Epes Sargent and Amasa May (1871). Original from Princeton University. Digitized March 21, 2008.

July 15, 2012
Cat bookplate peeks from behind overlaid Stanford University Library bookplate. 
From the front matter of Peck’s Bad Boy Abroad by George Wilbur Peck (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).
See also:

Cat bookplate peeks from behind overlaid Stanford University Library bookplate. 

From the front matter of Peck’s Bad Boy Abroad by George Wilbur Peck (1905). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

See also:

May 22, 2012

Employee holds in paper ephemera.

From the front matter of Newspaper Accounts by Benjamin T. Norton (1895). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 26, 2007.

April 27, 2012
"Tipped-in erratum slip scanned over page. Interestingly, the work is Bibliophobia, which concerns a decline in interest in the rare book trade.” Submitted by interestingmiscellanea.
From p. 17 of Bibliophobia by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1832). Original from Ghent University. Digitized September 15, 2008.

"Tipped-in erratum slip scanned over page. Interestingly, the work is Bibliophobia, which concerns a decline in interest in the rare book trade.” Submitted by interestingmiscellanea.

From p. 17 of Bibliophobia by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1832). Original from Ghent University. Digitized September 15, 2008.

March 30, 2012

Obscured note.

From A Catalogue of the Library of the Athenæum, Liverpool by George Burrell (1820). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 8, 2007.