February 20, 2014
Tape over tear.
From p. 81 of Plays by August Strindberg (1912). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 25, 2008.

Tape over tear.

From p. 81 of Plays by August Strindberg (1912). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 25, 2008.

February 14, 2014
Ripped leather.
From the front cover of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldon (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

Ripped leather.

From the front cover of Opere Teatrali, v. 30, by Carlo Goldon (1793). Original from Princeton University. Digitized August 13, 2008.

February 6, 2014
Glued on, then torn away. 
From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

Glued on, then torn away. 

From the back matter of Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen (1921). Original from the University of California. Digitized September 28, 2007.

January 30, 2014
Composed by torn library artifacts: “BOOKS ARE LIT FOR TWO WEEKS.” 
From the back matter of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1922). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized September 11, 2009.

Composed by torn library artifacts: “BOOKS ARE LIT FOR TWO WEEKS.” 

From the back matter of The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (1922). Original from the University of Virginia. Digitized September 11, 2009.

October 17, 2013
Reading around (and through) a burn.
From p. 6 of The Long Lost Friend: or, Faithful & Christian Instructions Containing Wonderous and Well-tried Arts & Remedies, for Man as Well as Animals by Johann Georg Hohman (1850). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 4, 2007.

Reading around (and through) a burn.

From p. 6 of The Long Lost Friend: or, Faithful & Christian Instructions Containing Wonderous and Well-tried Arts & Remedies, for Man as Well as Animals by Johann Georg Hohman (1850). Original from Harvard University. Digitized December 4, 2007.

September 20, 2013
Page torn, perhaps by Google Books employee. The photograph of p. 651  is of a whole page, but after the leaf is turned, there is a tear in the photograph of p. 652.
From Early Days in Detroit by Friend Palmer (1906). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 7, 2008.

Page torn, perhaps by Google Books employee. The photograph of p. 651  is of a whole page, but after the leaf is turned, there is a tear in the photograph of p. 652.

From Early Days in Detroit by Friend Palmer (1906). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized February 7, 2008.

September 11, 2013
Torn-paper bookmark.
From p. 58 of A Tale of a Walled Town (1921). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 14, 2008.

Torn-paper bookmark.

From p. 58 of A Tale of a Walled Town (1921). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized February 14, 2008.

August 18, 2013
Marbled paper curls and peels.
From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

Marbled paper curls and peels.

From the rear cover of A Brief Account of Many of the Prosecutions of the People Call’d Quakers in the Exchequer, Ecclesiastical, and Other Courts by Joseph Besse (1736). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized June 22, 2006.

July 20, 2013
Rips, tears, and a few different colors of mold.
From the front matter of Cielo Espiritual, Trino y Uno by Pedro de Jesús María (1672). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized December 2, 2009.

Rips, tears, and a few different colors of mold.

From the front matter of Cielo Espiritual, Trino y Uno by Pedro de Jesús María (1672). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized December 2, 2009.

July 18, 2013
Ripped and glitched.
From p. 48 of Prison Methods in New York State by Philip Klein (1920). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 28, 2009.

Ripped and glitched.

From p. 48 of Prison Methods in New York State by Philip Klein (1920). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized July 28, 2009.

July 8, 2013
Tape repair.
From p. 64 of A Year Amongst the Persians by Edward Granville Browne (1893). Original from Harvard University. Digitized June 25, 2008.

Tape repair.

From p. 64 of A Year Amongst the Persians by Edward Granville Browne (1893). Original from Harvard University. Digitized June 25, 2008.

June 4, 2013
Tear.
From p. 313 of The California and Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman (1901). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 6, 2007.

Tear.

From p. 313 of The California and Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman (1901). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 6, 2007.

May 29, 2013
Remnants. 
From the back matter of City Development: A Study of Parks, Gardens, and Culture Institutes: A Report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust by Sir Patrick Geddes (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized August 2, 2007.

Remnants. 

From the back matter of City Development: A Study of Parks, Gardens, and Culture Institutes: A Report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust by Sir Patrick Geddes (1904). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized August 2, 2007.

May 5, 2013
Torn paper poem.
From the back matter of A Princess of Java: A Tale of the Far East by Sarah Jane Higginson (1887). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 25, 2008.

Torn paper poem.

From the back matter of A Princess of Java: A Tale of the Far East by Sarah Jane Higginson (1887). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 25, 2008.

April 29, 2013
Tear.
From p. 10 of Iohn Huighen Van Linschoten, His Discours of Voyages Into Ye Easte [and] West Indies: Deuided Into Foure Bookes by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1598). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 10, 2009.

Tear.

From p. 10 of Iohn Huighen Van Linschoten, His Discours of Voyages Into Ye Easte [and] West Indies: Deuided Into Foure Bookes by Jan Huygen van Linschoten (1598). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized February 10, 2009.