JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
The ScribbleVerse is a captivating place--similar to a microscope slide or the night sky, there are multiple layers of images, layers of layers, an enormous variety of found connections and contours, a poetry of found nothingnesses. I guess if you looked hard enough this could easily be someone's night sky, and it wouldn't take all that much to start connecting the bits into constellations. The more you look at images like this, the more there is to look at.
This is the cover to a ledger/notebook that was probably first owned by someone named "Goddard', with entries beginning in 1803, but the book itself is older than that. Not long afterwards the book became the property of John Harrington, who writes a large and embellished signature across the length of the cover. ("John Harrington" appears elsewhere inside the work--the big ownership bit on the front is a bit off, but that is evidently what was being written.)
And a detail:
And some glorious string: