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.

February 14, 2014
Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.
From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

Employee turns page. Submitted by an anonymous finder.

From the title page of Saggio Storico per Servire di Studio alle Rivoluzioni Politiche, v. 3, by Giuseppe Maria Arrighi (1813). Original from la Biblioteca Pubblica Bavarese Digitalizzato. Digitized December 1, 2008.

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.

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
Ink hurricanes.
From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

Ink hurricanes.

From the title page of L’Art de se Connoitre Soy-Mesme: ou, La Recherche des Sources de la Morale by Jacques Abbadie (1710). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

April 15, 2013
Links invade the title page. 
From A Compendium of Practical Music in Five Parts: Teaching, by a New and Easie Method, 1. The Rudiments of Song. 2. The Principles of Composition. 3. The Use of Discords. 4. The Form of Figurate Descant. 5. The Contrivance of Canon, v. 1, by Christopher Simpson (1667). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 1, 2010.

Links invade the title page. 

From A Compendium of Practical Music in Five Parts: Teaching, by a New and Easie Method, 1. The Rudiments of Song. 2. The Principles of Composition. 3. The Use of Discords. 4. The Form of Figurate Descant. 5. The Contrivance of Canon, v. 1, by Christopher Simpson (1667). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized July 1, 2010.

March 25, 2013

Collage of peritexts. 

From the title page and title page verso of From Under the Cloud: or, Personal Reminiscences of Insanity by Anna Agnew (1886). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 5, 2007.

February 4, 2013
Marked letters.
From the title page of New Orleans As I Found It by Edward Henry Durell (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 13, 2006.

Marked letters.

From the title page of New Orleans As I Found It by Edward Henry Durell (1845). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 13, 2006.

January 23, 2013

Scrawl.

From the title page of Philadelphia Directory by A. M’Elroy (1839). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized January 10, 2007. 

January 19, 2013
Title page, though recto of tissue covering previous plate.
From Candy-making Revolutionized: Confectionery from Vegetables by Mary Elizabeth Hall (1912). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 12, 2007.

Title page, though recto of tissue covering previous plate.

From Candy-making Revolutionized: Confectionery from Vegetables by Mary Elizabeth Hall (1912). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 12, 2007.

January 10, 2013
Lines by Goethe as handwritten epigraph.


Stirb und werde! Denn so lang du das nicht hast,  Bist du nur ein trüber Gast Auf der dunklen Erde.


Translation:


Die and become!  For so long as you have not attained it,  you will be only a gloomy guest  on this dark Earth.


From the title page of Dying to Self: A Golden Dialogue by William Law and Andrew Murray (1898). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

Lines by Goethe as handwritten epigraph.

Stirb und werde!
Denn so lang du das nicht hast,
Bist du nur ein trüber Gast 
Auf der dunklen Erde.

Translation:

Die and become!
For so long as you have not attained it,
you will be only a gloomy guest
on this dark Earth.

From the title page of Dying to Self: A Golden Dialogue by William Law and Andrew Murray (1898). Original from Columbia University. Digitized October 16, 2009.

December 6, 2012
Inscription of the Grecian Coffee House, London.
From the title page of Une Journée des Parques: A Day’s Work of the Fates by Alain René Le Sage (1745). Original from Columbia University. Digitized April 13, 2009.

Inscription of the Grecian Coffee House, London.

From the title page of Une Journée des Parques: A Day’s Work of the Fates by Alain René Le Sage (1745). Original from Columbia University. Digitized April 13, 2009.

December 3, 2012

Frontispiece and reader’s pencil copy of frontispiece. 

From the title page of The Cradle Song and Other Plays by Gregorio Martínez Sierra, with introduction and translation by John Garrett Underhill (1921). Original from Indiana University. Digitized July 15, 2010.

November 26, 2012

Cataloger’s notes.
From the title page of Thanksgiving: Memories of the Day, Helps to the Habit by William Adams (1867). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 5, 2006.

Cataloger’s notes.

From the title page of Thanksgiving: Memories of the Day, Helps to the Habit by William Adams (1867). Original from the University of California. Digitized December 5, 2006.

October 4, 2012
Marginalia: “The rays of light are separated by…”
From the title page of A Dictionary of the English Language, v. 1, by Noah Webster (1831). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 19, 2009.

Marginalia: “The rays of light are separated by…”

From the title page of A Dictionary of the English Language, v. 1, by Noah Webster (1831). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized August 19, 2009.