February 24, 2014
Stain.
From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

Stain.

From Ned Myers: or, A Life Before the Mast edited by James Fenimore Cooper (1843). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 15, 2005.

January 29, 2014
Stain over handwritten recipe for “Antiseptic Powder.”
From the front matter of Taxidermy: or, The Art of Collecting, Preparing and Mounting Objects of Natural History by Sarah Lee (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 10, 2006.

Stain over handwritten recipe for “Antiseptic Powder.”

From the front matter of Taxidermy: or, The Art of Collecting, Preparing and Mounting Objects of Natural History by Sarah Lee (1823). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 10, 2006.

January 22, 2014
Stain.
From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

Stain.

From Epitome of the Art of Navigation by James Atkinson and William Mountaine (1753). Original from Princeton University. Digitized June 30, 2010.

September 8, 2013
The halo of a removed flower.
From p. 79 of The Ladies’ Work-table Book: Containing Clear and Practical Instructions in Plain and Fancy Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Netting, and Crochet (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 17, 2008.

The halo of a removed flower.

From p. 79 of The Ladies’ Work-table Book: Containing Clear and Practical Instructions in Plain and Fancy Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Netting, and Crochet (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 17, 2008.

August 17, 2013
Frontispiece image transferred to facing page. 
From the title page of The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, v. 13-14 (1829). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 18, 2011.

Frontispiece image transferred to facing page. 

From the title page of The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, v. 13-14 (1829). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 18, 2011.

May 1, 2013
Reanimated stain.
From L’Examen de Soy-Mesme pour Bien se Préparer à la Communion par Jean Claude (1682). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized August 16, 2010.

Reanimated stain.

From L’Examen de Soy-Mesme pour Bien se Préparer à la Communion par Jean Claude (1682). Original from the Lyon Public Library. Digitized August 16, 2010.

December 16, 2012
Spilled ink.
From p. 432-33 of Forty Sermons Preached at the Parish-Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk-street, London by Anthony Farindon (1663). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 18, 2011.

Spilled ink.

From p. 432-33 of Forty Sermons Preached at the Parish-Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Milk-street, London by Anthony Farindon (1663). Original from the University of California. Digitized August 18, 2011.

December 3, 2012

Impressions of illustrations from facing pages.

Throughout Family Magazine: or, Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, v. 2 (1835). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 12, 2007.

September 24, 2012
Reanimated stain.
From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.

Reanimated stain.

From Tavern Anecdotes, and Reminiscences of the Origin of Signs, Coffee-houses, &c by William West (1830). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 17, 2008.

September 19, 2012
Reanimated fore-edge spill.
From Astro-Meteorologica: Or, Aphorisms of the Coelestial Bodies by John Goad (1699). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 15, 2012.

Reanimated fore-edge spill.

From Astro-Meteorologica: Or, Aphorisms of the Coelestial Bodies by John Goad (1699). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 15, 2012.

September 5, 2012
Neon patch.
From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

Neon patch.

From the final page of Bibliotheca Scholastica: A Double Dictionarie, Penned for All Those that Would Haue Within Short Space the Use of the Latin Tongue, Either to Speake, Or Write by John Rider (1589). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized September 22, 2009.

June 22, 2012
Stains (perhaps from something held between the pages).
From A Treatise on the Structure and Preservation of the Violin and All Other Bow-Intruments by Jacob August Otto (1848). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 8, 2008.

Stains (perhaps from something held between the pages).

From A Treatise on the Structure and Preservation of the Violin and All Other Bow-Intruments by Jacob August Otto (1848). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 8, 2008.

November 29, 2011
Artifact removed, glue remains.
From the front matter of Contributions to Medical and Biological Research, by Sir William Osler (1919). [Here]

Artifact removed, glue remains.

From the front matter of Contributions to Medical and Biological Research, by Sir William Osler (1919). [Here]

November 10, 2011
Unknown blotch with fingerprints.
From the back matter of Life’s Lesson: A Tale, by Martha McCannon Thomas (1854). [Here]

Unknown blotch with fingerprints.

From the back matter of Life’s Lesson: A Tale, by Martha McCannon Thomas (1854). [Here]

September 29, 2011
Printed plate photographed through protective tissue; in full color, with staining.
From p. 10 of American Comic Annual, ed. by Henry James Finn (1831). [Here]

Printed plate photographed through protective tissue; in full color, with staining.

From p. 10 of American Comic Annual, ed. by Henry James Finn (1831). [Here]