August 22, 2013

Severe distortion.

Throughout Oratio de Gloriosa Tornaci Expugnatione by Georg Christoph Model (1719). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized February 9, 2011.

August 17, 2013

Distortion.

Throughout Tea and Tea Blending (1894). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 19, 2009.

February 18, 2013
Movement and distortion. 
From p. 229 of The Open Road: A Little Book for Wayfarers compiled by E. V. Lucas (1914). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 22, 2007.

Movement and distortion. 

From p. 229 of The Open Road: A Little Book for Wayfarers compiled by E. V. Lucas (1914). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 22, 2007.

February 8, 2013
"How pure is every page!"
From p. 63 of Every Day: A Companion to The Birthday Scripture Text-book (1872). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 4, 2006.

"How pure is every page!"

From p. 63 of Every Day: A Companion to The Birthday Scripture Text-book (1872). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 4, 2006.

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 30, 2013

Employee’s fingers autocorrected with mirrored text. 

Throughout An Exact Narrative of Many Surprizing Matters of Fact Uncontestably Wrought By an Evil Spirit or Spirits, In the House of Master Jan Smagge (1709). Original from Oxford University. Digitized March 10, 2009.

December 16, 2012
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December 7, 2012

The author becomes a text: pasted-in portrait, clipped from a newspaper. 

From the front matter of The Purgatory of Suicides: A Prison-Rhyme by Thomas Cooper (1850). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized March 6, 2006.

November 27, 2012

Distorted text.

Throughout English Dialect Society, v. XVII: The Dialect of West Somerset by Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1875). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

November 19, 2012

Employee’s fingertips autocorrected with text.

Throughout The Soules Preparation for Christ: A Treatise of Contrition by Thomas Hooker (1638). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 1, 2006.

November 5, 2012

Distortion.

Throughout A Narrative of the Gunpowder Plot by David Jardine (1857). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized September 3, 2009.

October 11, 2012

Text photographed through both sides of a hole in the page.

From p. 1-2 of A Hue and Cry After Conscience: or, The Pilgrims Progress by Candle-light by John Dunton (1681). Original from Lyon Public Library (Bibliothèque jésuite des Fontaines). Digitized September 14, 2010.

September 30, 2012

The famed marbled page of Tristram Shandy, recto and verso, with imprint of text from surrounding pages.

From The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, v.3, by Laurence Sterne (1761). Original from Oxford University. Digitized October 5, 2007.

September 9, 2012
Frontispiece seen though page; location stamp and adhesive barcode crossed out.
From Publii Papinii Statii: Sylvarum Lib. V; Thebaidos Lib. XII; Achilleidos Lib. II (1671). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 17, 2008.

Frontispiece seen though page; location stamp and adhesive barcode crossed out.

From Publii Papinii Statii: Sylvarum Lib. V; Thebaidos Lib. XII; Achilleidos Lib. II (1671). Original from Princeton University. Digitized July 17, 2008.

September 5, 2012
Ripped paper poem.
From the back matter of Histoire de la Naissance, Progrés et Décadence de l’Hérésie de ce Siècle by Florimond de Raemond (1618). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized January 23, 2012.

Ripped paper poem.

From the back matter of Histoire de la Naissance, Progrés et Décadence de l’Hérésie de ce Siècle by Florimond de Raemond (1618). Original from Lyon Public Library. Digitized January 23, 2012.