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.

September 6, 2013
Library stamp; illustration photographed from behind.
From p. 290 of The History of the Life and Adventures of the Famous Knight Don Quixote de la Mancha by Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda (1745). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 26, 2007.

Library stamp; illustration photographed from behind.

From p. 290 of The History of the Life and Adventures of the Famous Knight Don Quixote de la Mancha by Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda (1745). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 26, 2007.

August 18, 2013
Partially-optimized tissue over title page.
From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

Partially-optimized tissue over title page.

From The Echo: With Other Poems, ed. by Richard Alsop and Theodore Dwight (1807). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 18, 2007.

July 23, 2013
Stain.
From Mirth in Miniature: or, Bursts of Merriment (1825). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 25, 2008.

Stain.

From Mirth in Miniature: or, Bursts of Merriment (1825). Original from Harvard University. Digitized February 25, 2008.

May 14, 2013
Tissue with foxing partially covers illustration.
From p. 314 of The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 14, 2005.

Tissue with foxing partially covers illustration.

From p. 314 of The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 14, 2005.

May 6, 2013

Stains.

Throughout A Survey of the National Debts, the Sinking Fund, the Civil List, and the Annual Supplies (1745). Original from Princeton University. Digitized April 29, 2010.

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.

April 1, 2013

Water stains.

Throughout A Pretious Booke of Heauenlie Meditations, Called, A Priuate Talke of the Soule With God by St. Augustine, trans. T. Rogers (1604). Original from Oxford University. Digitized August 31, 2006.

March 1, 2013

Staining à la Rorschach test.

Throughout Dred, a Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp: A Drama in Four Acts, based on the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe and dramatized by H. J. Conway (1856). Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 22, 2008.

January 20, 2013
Thematic foxing.
From the title page of Sylvester Sound: The Somnambulist by Henry Cockton (1844). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 24, 2007.

Thematic foxing.

From the title page of Sylvester Sound: The Somnambulist by Henry Cockton (1844). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 24, 2007.

December 20, 2012
Staining and sun damage.
The back cover of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker by Arthur Scott Bailey (1922). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 18, 2007.

Staining and sun damage.

The back cover of The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker by Arthur Scott Bailey (1922). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 18, 2007.

December 6, 2012
The halo of a removed flower. 
From p. 862-63 of Laws of the State of Delaware: From the Fourteenth Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred, to the Eighteenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven, v. 2 (1797). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

The halo of a removed flower. 

From p. 862-63 of Laws of the State of Delaware: From the Fourteenth Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred, to the Eighteenth Day of August, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven, v. 2 (1797). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

September 5, 2012
Reanimated water stain.
From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.

Reanimated water stain.

From Medulla Aurea de Arte Grammatica Quatuor Partium Alexandri (1502). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 5, 2012.

July 26, 2012
Reanimated ink stain.
From The Elements of Book-Keeping by Patrick Kelly (1805). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 13, 2007.

Reanimated ink stain.

From The Elements of Book-Keeping by Patrick Kelly (1805). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 13, 2007.

March 30, 2012

Foxing? Mold? The pox?

From various pages of A Catalogue of the Library of the London Institution (1813). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 8, 2007.