Google Books scanning problems

On Exlibris Eric White at the Bridwell Library shared a link to a funky, nearly artistic scanning problem with a Latin Acta et decreta Synodi dioecesanae Strigoniensis, celebratae Tyrnaviae (1629) –all versos appear colored in a beautiful range of blues and yellows. His message:

We were talking a while back about things that go wrong on Googlebooks.  Every
verso in this book went haywire, but it’s kind of beautiful…

… and almost legible.  Be sure not to miss the rear cover of the binding.

(Source: Exlibris message “Googleybooks” dated Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:18:48 +0000 from “White, Eric” <>)


By Paul Romaine

Paul Romaine is a grant writer and independent curator in New York City.

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