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.

July 27, 2012
Inkstain constellation. 
From Elements of Chemistry by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, trans. by R. Kerr (1802). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 15, 2006.

Inkstain constellation. 

From Elements of Chemistry by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, trans. by R. Kerr (1802). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 15, 2006.

March 11, 2012
Ink splatter.
From p. 41 of Studies of Childhood by James Sully (1896). Does not include information on library of origin or date of digitization.

Ink splatter.

From p. 41 of Studies of Childhood by James Sully (1896). Does not include information on library of origin or date of digitization.

February 27, 2012
Ink spatter.
From the back matter of Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1806). 

Ink spatter.

From the back matter of Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1806). 

January 8, 2012
Drips of ink.
From p. 101 of False Colours: A Comedy in Five Acts* by Edward Morris (1793). 
*Title as given by Google Books. Book is a bound volume of a number of plays. Ink splatter on the title of The Fugitive: A Comedy by Joseph Richardson (1792).

Drips of ink.

From p. 101 of False Colours: A Comedy in Five Acts* by Edward Morris (1793). 

*Title as given by Google Books. Book is a bound volume of a number of plays. Ink splatter on the title of The Fugitive: A Comedy by Joseph Richardson (1792).

December 1, 2011
Ink splatter.
From p. 432-33 of Representative American Plays, ed. by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1765). [Here]

Ink splatter.

From p. 432-33 of Representative American Plays, ed. by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1765). [Here]

November 9, 2011
Spilled ink.
From the title page of The Charity Visitor, by Amelia Sears, with forward by Charles Richmond Henderson (1913). [Here]

Spilled ink.

From the title page of The Charity Visitor, by Amelia Sears, with forward by Charles Richmond Henderson (1913). [Here]

October 23, 2011
Spilled ink.
From p. 52-53 of The Guardian, by Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison (1714). [Here]

Spilled ink.

From p. 52-53 of The Guardian, by Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison (1714). [Here]

August 28, 2011
Ink splatter over title page.
From Elements of Technology by Jacob Bigelow (1831). [Here]

Ink splatter over title page.

From Elements of Technology by Jacob Bigelow (1831). [Here]

August 8, 2011
Ink-stained rear cover.
From The Flower Garden, or, Breck’s Book of Flowers by Joseph Breck (1858).  [Here]

Ink-stained rear cover.

From The Flower Garden, or, Breck’s Book of Flowers by Joseph Breck (1858).  [Here]