From the back matter of A Description of the Mermaid, Now Offered to the Inspection of the Public, which was Found on Board a Native Vessel in the Archipelago of the Malaccas, and Carried to Batavia in a Dutch Ship (date unknown). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 18, 2009.
Plate photographed through tissue.
From The Mother’s Present: A Holiday Gift for the Young by Pamela Chandler (1847). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 12, 2008.
Illustration transferred to opposite page, with British Museum stamp.
From p. 291 of The History of the Life and Adventures of the Famous Knight Don Quixote de la Mancha by Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda, trans. Mr. Baker (1745). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 26, 2007.
Good luck, dog.
Plate left folded through digitization.
Frontispiece to The Wonderful Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1819). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 13, 2007.
Neon moiré over black-and-white engraving.
From p. 55 of Zigzag Journeys in Classic Lands: or, Tommy Toby’s Trip to Mount Parnassus by Hezekiah Butterworth (1880). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 22, 2007.
Turning page collides with illustration.
From The Juvenile Miscellany, or, Friend of Youth, v.1 (1826). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized January 8, 2009.
Black and white plate with neon moiré, torn. What are they all looking at?
From p. 91 of Our Young Folks, v.1, ed. by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, and Gail Hamilton (1865). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 15, 2007.
Image of plate includes neon moiré.
From p. 108 of Arthur’s Magazine, ed. Timothy Shay Arthur (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 15, 2007.
Image transferred to opposite page.
From p. xlix of Monasticon Anglicanum by Roger Dodsworth (1655). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized November 5, 2010.
The object of the exchange obscured by the digital page gutter.
Between p. 190-191 of Missing Friends: Being the Adventures of a Danish Emigrant in Queensland (1892). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized May 19, 2009.
Captured page-turning motion gives dynamism to the printed plate.
From p. 106 of With Hound and Terrier in the Field: Hunting Reminisces by Alys F. Serrell (1904). Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Digitized September 11, 2009.
Text visible through the page (the subject of the girl’s gaze).
Also, an amazing plate: “The mother stated that when three months pregnant with the child she was much terrified by a monkey attached to a street organ, which jumped on her back as she was passing by.”
From p.82 of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.
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.
Black and white plate photographed in color, with neon effect.
One of two frontispieces before The Water-Witch: or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper (1860). Original from the University of California. Digitized March 11, 2010.
Plate left folded through digitization, and photographed with neon colors. Submitted by pwclose.
From p. 370 of The Gentleman’s Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, v. 69, pt. 1 (1799). Original from Princeton University. Digitized on November 16 2009.