Google Books Adds Hand Scans

The often controversial Google Books program, Google’s effort to scan and digitize every book ever printed has an interesting new addition: hand scans.

It appears that the Google employees scanning 3000 books a day may be under a bit too much pressure to get the job done as this image from the 1855 copy of “The Gentleman’s Magazine” would suggest (link):

According to the Sydney Morning Herald a similar image appears in The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato as well, but unfortunately they didn’t narrow down which edition; Google Books has numerous print versions of the classic tale on file.

If you’ve spotted any other hand scans in Google Books let us know.