July 25, 2014
Marginalia with stamp indicating provenance (“MS. NOTE BY MR. PRESCOTT”).
From p. 31 of The Third Circle by Frank Norris (1909). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 15, 2007.

Marginalia with stamp indicating provenance (“MS. NOTE BY MR. PRESCOTT”).

From p. 31 of The Third Circle by Frank Norris (1909). Original from Harvard University. Digitized November 15, 2007.

July 19, 2014

Card folder with and without distortion.

From the back matter of South London by Sir Walter Besant (1899). Original from the University of California. Digitized June 12, 2010.

July 16, 2014
Ominous library stamp.
From the front matter of Miscellaneous Reflections Occasion’d by the Comet which Appear’d in December 1680 by Pierre Bayle (1708). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 2, 2005.

Ominous library stamp.

From the front matter of Miscellaneous Reflections Occasion’d by the Comet which Appear’d in December 1680 by Pierre Bayle (1708). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 2, 2005.

February 14, 2014
Collage of library artifacts: stamp, paper punch, printing statement, call number handwritten in pencil. 
From the title page verso of Peter Parley’s Method of Telling about the History of the World to Children by Samuel G. Goodrich (1836). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 21, 2008.

Collage of library artifacts: stamp, paper punch, printing statement, call number handwritten in pencil. 

From the title page verso of Peter Parley’s Method of Telling about the History of the World to Children by Samuel G. Goodrich (1836). Original from Princeton University. Digitized February 21, 2008.

September 30, 2013

Envelope left in book.

Doesn’t it bear a striking resemblance to the illustrations of letters in the text?

From Children’s Letters: A Collection of Letters Written to Children by Famous Men and Women (1905). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 18, 2007.

September 25, 2013
Stamp ink transferred to facing page. 
From the back matter of The Works of Laurence Sterne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1790). Original from Princeton University. Digitized October 19, 2009.

Stamp ink transferred to facing page. 

From the back matter of The Works of Laurence Sterne: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne (1790). Original from Princeton University. Digitized October 19, 2009.

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.

July 2, 2013
Illustration comments on accompanying paper punch.
From p. 326 of Simon the Jester by William John Locke (2011). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 11, 2007.

Illustration comments on accompanying paper punch.

From p. 326 of Simon the Jester by William John Locke (2011). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 11, 2007.

May 29, 2013
Puppet and peritext. 
From the front matter of New Speeches, Dialogues and Recitations for Young Children: Containing Easy Pieces in Plain Language, Readily Understood by Young Children and Expressly Adapted for School Exhibitions, Christmas and Other Juvenile Celebrations by Mrs. Russell Kavanaugh (1884). Original from Princeton University. Digitized March 21, 2008.

Puppet and peritext. 

From the front matter of New Speeches, Dialogues and Recitations for Young Children: Containing Easy Pieces in Plain Language, Readily Understood by Young Children and Expressly Adapted for School Exhibitions, Christmas and Other Juvenile Celebrations by Mrs. Russell Kavanaugh (1884). Original from Princeton University. Digitized March 21, 2008.

May 2, 2013
Partial library stamp.
From p. 447 of L’Art de se Connoître Soy-Même ou la Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1701). Original from University of Lausanne. Digitized September 4, 2008.

Partial library stamp.

From p. 447 of L’Art de se Connoître Soy-Même ou la Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1701). Original from University of Lausanne. Digitized September 4, 2008.

April 10, 2013
A black swan lays a University of California library stamp.
From p. 1 of Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years’ Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland by Carl Lumholtz (1889). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 12, 2007.

A black swan lays a University of California library stamp.

From p. 1 of Among Cannibals: An Account of Four Years’ Travels in Australia and of Camp Life with the Aborigines of Queensland by Carl Lumholtz (1889). Original from the University of California. Digitized October 12, 2007.

January 14, 2013
Inscription and stamped response. 
From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

Inscription and stamped response. 

From the front matter of The Happiness of Heaven by Florentin J. Boudreaux (1871). Original from Columbia University. Digitized February 18, 2009.

January 4, 2013
Mixed-media composition.
From the front matter of Vegetable Charcoal by James Bird (1857). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 5, 2006.

Mixed-media composition.

From the front matter of Vegetable Charcoal by James Bird (1857). Original from Oxford University. Digitized May 5, 2006.

November 26, 2012
Partial NYPL stamp.
From the front matter of My Year in a Log Cabin by William Dean Howells (1893). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized July 11, 2007.

Partial NYPL stamp.

From the front matter of My Year in a Log Cabin by William Dean Howells (1893). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized July 11, 2007.

November 15, 2012

Library statement contradicted by digitization and digital distribution.

From the back matter of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by A Square (Edwin A. Abbott, 1885). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized May 21, 2007.