June 10, 2013

Impossible places (plates left folded).

Throughout A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem: at Easter, A.D. 1697 by Henry Maundrell (1749). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 25, 2011.

May 6, 2013

Impossible places and creatures (illustrations left folded).

Throughout A Voyage to the Coast of Africa, in 1758 by Rev. John Lindsay (1759). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 28, 2007.

April 23, 2013
Plate photographed through image-stained tissue.
From the front matter of Life and Times of Red-Jacket: or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha by William Leete Stone (1841). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 17, 2006.

Plate photographed through image-stained tissue.

From the front matter of Life and Times of Red-Jacket: or Sa-go-ye-wat-ha by William Leete Stone (1841). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 17, 2006.

March 4, 2013

Child-painted plates.

Throughout Rainbows for Children by Caroline Sturgis Tappan (1848). Original from Harvard University. Digitized October 3, 2007.

March 4, 2013
Neon moiré and thematic foxing.
From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

Neon moiré and thematic foxing.

From p. 80 of Tales of the Village Children by Francis Edward Paget (1844). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 12, 2007.

March 1, 2013
Plate left thrice-folded.
From the back matter of Diary of a March Through Sinde and Afghanistan by Isaac Nicholson Allen (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 2, 2007.

Plate left thrice-folded.

From the back matter of Diary of a March Through Sinde and Afghanistan by Isaac Nicholson Allen (1843). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 2, 2007.

February 18, 2013

Plates photographed through tissue.

Throughout The Star-Chamber: An Historical Romance by William Harrison Ainsworth (1857). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

February 4, 2013

Plates photographed through tissue. 

Throughout Standard History of New Orleans, Louisiana, ed. by Henry Rightor (1900). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized December 21, 2007.

January 21, 2013
Transfer of image from facing page.
From p. 277 of Rural Sports, v. 1, by William Barker Daniel (1812). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 22, 2007.

Transfer of image from facing page.

From p. 277 of Rural Sports, v. 1, by William Barker Daniel (1812). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 22, 2007.

January 21, 2013
Child-painted frontispiece of King Philip. 
From The History of King Philip’s War; Also of Expeditions Against the French and Indians in the Eastern Parts of New-England, in the Years 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696 and 1704 by Benjamin Church (1825). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 29, 2007.

Child-painted frontispiece of King Philip

From The History of King Philip’s War; Also of Expeditions Against the French and Indians in the Eastern Parts of New-England, in the Years 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696 and 1704 by Benjamin Church (1825). Original from the University of California. Digitized November 29, 2007.

January 8, 2013

Frontispiece photographed through tissue.

From The Flying Death by Samuel Hopkins Adam (1908). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 15, 2008.

November 7, 2012

Neon moiré. 

Throughout Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, the Master Builder of a Great Commonwealth, v. 2, by José Francisco Godoy (1910). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 17, 2006.

November 2, 2012
Moiré shimmer.
(Plate photographed twice, with two different moire patterns.)
From Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867 by Richard James Bush (1871). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

Moiré shimmer.

(Plate photographed twice, with two different moire patterns.)

From Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865, 1866, and 1867 by Richard James Bush (1871). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

October 21, 2012

Thematic foxing. Discovered by Kathleen Bonany of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Paratexts.

Throughout The Court of Queen Elizabeth by Sir Robert Naunton with additions by James Caulfield (1814). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 3, 2007.

October 17, 2012
"Unopened plate (between pp 212-213), illustrating E. F. Boyd, his “On a Part of the Carboniferous or Mountain Limestone Series of Northumberland,” inTransactions, North of England Institute of Mining Engineers, vol. 9 (1860-61). (Google Books image here ; article pp 185-225)
Digitized March 7, 2011 from copy at Ghent University (internal stamp of Université de Gand., Laboratoire de Géologie, and bookplate of Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Geologisch Laboratorium).
Boyd’s essay is beautifully written. More images (no hands), from other articles in other volumes of these Transactions, start here.”
Submitted by John McVey (asfaltics). 

"Unopened plate (between pp 212-213), illustrating E. F. Boyd, his “On a Part of the Carboniferous or Mountain Limestone Series of Northumberland,” inTransactions, North of England Institute of Mining Engineers, vol. 9 (1860-61). (Google Books image here ; article pp 185-225)

Digitized March 7, 2011 from copy at Ghent University (internal stamp of Université de Gand., Laboratoire de Géologie, and bookplate of Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Geologisch Laboratorium).

Boyd’s essay is beautifully written. More images (no hands), from other articles in other volumes of these Transactions, start here.”

Submitted by John McVey (asfaltics).