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RESEARCH GUIDES ARCHIVE : ORIGINAL GUIDES : BOOKS: HISTORY: History of the Book, Printing and the Printing Press

David P. Dillard






History of the Book, Printing and the Printing Press

Books, Journal Articles and Websites Regarding the History of Books, Printing and the Printing Press



History of the Book, Printing and the Printing Press









Books, Journal Articles and Websites Regarding the History of Books, Printing and the Printing Press


History of the Book 

A guide to resources on the the history of printing and the book using materials from University of Maryland Special Collections.

University of Maryland Libraries Research Guides

A Companion to the History of the Book
Volume 159 of Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Editors Simon Eliot, Jonathan Rose
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 2011
ISBN 1444356585, 9781444356588
Length 616 pages

An Introduction to Book History
Authors David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery
Edition 2, revised
Publisher Routledge, 2012
ISBN 1136515917, 9781136515910
Length 176 pages

Scribes, Script, and Books
ALA classics
Author Leila Avrin
Edition reprint, revised
Publisher American Library Association, 2010
ISBN 0838910386, 9780838910382
Length 356 pages

A Bibliographic History of the Book:
An Annotated Guide to the Literature
Issue 3 of History of the Book Series
Magill bibliographies
Author Joseph Rosenblum
Edition annotated
Publisher Scarecrow Press, 1995
ISBN 0810830094, 9780810830097
Length 425 pages

Dahl's History of the Book
Issue 2 of History of the book
Author William A. Katz
Edition illustrated
Publisher Scarecrow Press, 1995
ISBN 0810828529, 9780810828520
Length 309 pages

The Book History Reader
Editors David Finkelstein, Alistair McCleery
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Psychology Press, 2002
ISBN 0415226589, 9780415226585
Length 390 pages

The Future of Archives and Record Keeping: A Reader
Editor Jennie Hill
Publisher Facet, 2011
ISBN 1856046664, 9781856046664
Length 244 pages

The British Library Guide to Bookbinding: History and Techniques
British Library guides
Author P. J. M. Marks
Edition illustrated
Publisher University of Toronto Press, 1998
ISBN 0802081762, 9780802081766
Length 96 pages

The World's Writing Systems
Author Peter T. Daniels
Editors Peter T. Daniels, William Bright
Edition illustrated
Publisher Oxford University Press, 1996
ISBN 0195079930, 9780195079937
Length 920 pages

The Coming of the Book: The Impact of Printing 1450-1800
A Verso Modern Classic
Classics Series
Volume 10 of Verso classics
Author Lucien Febvre
Contributor Henri-Jean Martin
Edition reprint, revised
Publisher Verso, 1997
ISBN 1859841082, 9781859841082
Length 378 pages

“The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing.”

Medieval Illuminators and Their Methods of Work
Author Jonathan J. G. Alexander
Edition illustrated, revised
Publisher Yale University Press, 1992
ISBN 0300060734, 9780300060737
Length 214 pages

DScriptorium is Devoted to Collecting, Storing and Distributing Digital Images of Medieval Manuscripts (D is for Digital).


DScriptorium is devoted to collecting, storing and distributing digital images of Medieval manuscripts (D is for Digital).

Johannes Gutenberg (1398-1468)
William Caxton (1422-1491)
Aldus Manutius (1450-1515)
William Caslon (1692-1766)
John Baskerville (1706-75) [Page Lost]
Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813)
Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947)
Eric Gill (1882-1940)
Jan Tschichold (1902-1974)

Documents for the History of Type and Letterforms
22 June, 2007
Fallen and Threaded Types

Publishers’ Archives and Finding Lists
Special Collections and Libraries
Digital Libraries and Resources

University of Oxford
Early Printed Books Project
Libraries Outside of Bodleian

Gathered here are links to web related resources that might be useful to the project team and to others interested in early printed books and special collections.

[Since this page has been found on the Internet Archive, use a Google Search of the site name or the Internet Archive for the original web address for and links that do not work.]


Literary Resources — Renaissance
Jack Lynch

Literary Resources — Renaissance. 
Jack Lynch. 

This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers – Newark.

ORB Online Encyclopedia
Books and Universities
Medieval and Renaissance Book Production - Printed Books
Richard W. Clement

The Bodleian Bibliography Room
Courses in hand-printing
Teaching in the Bodleian’s Bibliography Room

Manuscript Studies
Medieval and Early Modern
Bibliography: History of Printing

Manuscript Studies
Medieval and Early Modern: 
Stephen Reimer

Some basic resources worth knowing
General bibliography
History of the book
Literacy and education, medieval and early modern (readers and reading)
Archival research
Forgeries / bibliographic fraud
Dictionaries (historical)
Early printed books and incunabula: production
Early printed books and incunabula: catalogues
Early printed books and incunabula: facsimiles
Diplomatics: the study of historical documents
Printing, history of
Publishing, history of
Libraries and repositories, history of; book collecting
Manuscript culture
Manuscript culture: patronage
Manuscripts: codicology
Manuscripts: paleography
Manuscript production
Manuscript production: scribes and scribal practices
Manuscript production: decoration and illustration
Manuscript production: material culture (paper, bindings, etc.)
Manuscripts: catalogues and finding aids
Manuscripts: facsimiles and facsimile editions
Sigillography (the study of seals)
Textual criticism and editing

Table of Contents

I. 1. Art Patronage and Function of Medieval Manuscripts
2. The Use of Books
II. Materials and Techniques of Manuscript Production
1. Parchment
2. Papyrus
3. Paper
4. Ruling
5. Pen
6. Ink
7. Gilding
8. Pigments
9. Bookbinding
III. 1. The Structure of Medieval Books
2. Arrangement of the Text
IV. Typology of Medieval Books
1. The Bible
2. Liturgical Books
3. Diverse Types of Books
V. Manuscript Illumination
1-2. History, Artists, and Works
3. The Technique of Illumination in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance
VI. Glossary
VII. Bibliography

The Role of the Printing Press in the Reformation
By Jane Grey

The First American Bibliography on the History of Printing (1877)

Richard March Hoe published

The Literature of Printing. A Catalogue of the Library Illustrative of the History and Art of Typography Chalcography and Lithography.


Jeremy Norman
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and the Media


Printing press

Recent Trends in the History of Cartography:
A Selective, Annotated Bibliography
Document History
1.Basic Gateways to the Discipline
2.Single-Volume, General Histories of Cartography
2.1.Academic Histories
2.2.Popular and Derivative Histories
2.3.Coffee-Table Works
4.Methodological and Theoretical Statements
4.1.The Empiricist Paradigm
4.1.1.The Analysis of Map Content
4.1.2.Academic Essays on the Nature of Maps
4.1.3.An “Internal” History of Cartography
4.1.4.Introducing Cartographic Context
4.2.Questioning the Empiricist Paradigm
4.2.1.Map Image and Map Language
4.2.2.Denis Wood
4.2.3.J. B. Harley
Begin Page 3
4.2.4.Responses to Harley
4.2.5.A Flawed Critique of Modern Cartography
4.3.The Critical Paradigm
4.3.1.Social Implications of Digital Cartographic Technologies
4.3.2.Spatial Construction, Spatial Processes, Spatial Politics
5.Indigenous Cartographies
7.Significant or Suggestive Works on Cartographic History
7.1.General Studies in Cartographic History
7.2.Maps and Commerce
7.3.Maps and Constructed Images of Place, Space, and Identities
7.4.Urban Mapping: Imagining Cities
7.5.Cartography and the (Early) Modern State
7.6.Colonial and Imperial Cartographies 1: Early Modern Period
7.7.Colonial and Imperial Cartographies 2: Modern Period
7.8.Cartography and Nationalism
8.Suggestions for an Initial Reading List
9.Bibliographic Tools Useful for the History of Cartography
9.1.Specialized Bibliographies (Print)
9.2.Specialized Bibliographies (On-Line)
9.3.On-Line Indexes to Scholarly Writing
9.3.2.The Historical Literature
9.3.3.The Geographical Literature

Woodcut Book Illustration in Renaissance Italy:
The First Illustrated Books
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

The Handwritten Newspapers Project
An Annotated Bibliography & Historical Research Guide to Handwritten Newspapers from Around the World

Book History and Bibliography
University of Colorado, Boulder. Libraries

Muslim Printing Before Gutenberg
By Geoffrey Roper

"Pestilence" and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century
Contagion: Historical Reviews of Disease and Epidemics
Harvard University Library
Open Collections Program

Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)

"This is a digital archive of primary sources on copyright from the invention of the printing press (c. 1450) to the Berne Convention (1886) and beyond. The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council
(AHRC) funded the initial phase (completed in 2008) focusing on key materials from Renaissance Italy
(Venice, Rome), France, the German speaking countries, Britain and the United States.

We are now adding materials from other countries. Primary sources from Spain were published in 2012, and the Netherlands will follow in 2014. Using the archive for the first time? A possible starting point is here.

For each of the geographical zones / jurisdictions, a national editor has taken responsibility for selecting, sourcing, transcribing, translating and commenting documents. These include privileges, statutes, judicial decisions, contracts and materials relating to legislative history, but also contemporary letters, essays,
treatises and artefacts.

The national editors’ brief was to limit the selection to 50 core documents for Germany, France, Britain and Spain, and to 20 core documents for Italy and the US (these covering only a shorter period). However, the editors have sourced many more contextual documents which are fully catalogued, and linked to the core
materials. Document selection has been scrutinised by an international advisory board."

Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing (review)
Nicole. Howard
From: Technology and Culture
Volume 47, Number 2, April 2006
pp. 412-414 | 10.1353/tech.2006.0125

Gutenberg and the Impact of Printing
Author Stephan Füssel
Edition illustrated
Publisher Ashgate Pub., 2005
ISBN 0754635376, 9780754635376
Length 216 pages

Copyright Timeline: A History of Copyright in the United States
18th-19th Centuries
20th-21st Centuries
Bibliography and Resources
Association of Research Libraries

London Publishing, 1640-1660: Crisis, Continuity, and Innovation
John Barnard
From: Book History
Volume 4, 2001
pp. 1-16 | 10.1353/bh.2001.0002

Early Modern Online Bibliography
EEBO, ECCO, and Burney Collection Online

Bibliography of Typography and Printing

This is my personal list of recommended books on Typography and Printing,
chosen to help the student, amateur printer, and the professional graphic

artist learn more about type and design. I have selected these books because I think they are the best books on Typography and Book design, the most interesting books on Printing and Typography, and the most useful books on Typography and Printing. I've thrown in my favorite books on printing types and the history of printing, too. I've read all these books and I'd be happy to answer questions about them if I can help.
Part of the Green Dolphin Press website.

[Contact Us] [Things We've Printed] [Letterpress FAQ]

Table of Contents

History of Printing
Book Design
Printing Types
Type Design
Type Specimen Books
Type Designers
Letterpress Manuals

What is the History of Books?
Author: Darnton, R
Daedalus (Cambridge, Mass.)
ISSN: 0011-5266 Date: 1982
Volume: 111 Issue: 3 Page: 65

Author: Carter, Thomas Francis
Title of Source: The invention of printing in China and its spread westward
Edition: 2d. ed.
Publisher/Distributor: The Ronald Press Company
Publisher/Distributor City: New York
AATA Number: 1-632
Date of Publication: 1955
Collation: port., illus., chart.

Abstract: Contents: Introduction; Introduction to second edition; Thomas
Francis Carter. Part I. The background of printing in China: The invention of paper; The use of seals; Rubbings from stone inscriptions. part II.
Block printing in China; The significance of block printing, ink, and the method used; The beginnings of block printing; The Empress Shoku of Japan and her million printed charms; The Diamond Sutra of 868, the oldest extant printed book; The printing of the Confucian classics under Fg Tao, 932-953; The high tide of Chinese block printing, 960-1368; The printing of paper money. Part III. The westward course of block printing; Commerce in thought and wares along the great silk ways; paper's thousand-year journey from China to Europe; The printing of the Uigur Turks; Islam as a barrier to printing; Contacts between China and Europe in the Mongol Empire; Persia, crossroads between East and West; Block printing in Egypt in the period of the Crusades; playing cards in the westward movement of printing; The printing of textiles; Block printing in Europe. Part IV. printing with movable type in China; The wide use of movable type in Korea; The pedigree of Gutenberg's invention; Chart: Paper and printing, evolution in China and spread westward; List of words; Bibliography; Index. This book was enthusiastically received when first published in 1925 and it immediately became the standard work on ihe Chinese origins of printing. Now thoroughly re vised to include significant findings of research in the past thirty years, it is again available to those interested in oriental civilization or in the history of printing. -- AATA Originating Institution: AATA
Record Type: Abstract
Literature Type: Monograph
Bibliographic Level: Monographic
Old BCIN Number: 107734
BCIN Number: 67718

The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: A Review Essay
Author: Krummel, DW
The Journal of library history (1974)
ISSN: 0275-3650 Date: 1980
Volume: 15 Issue: 2 Page: 205

Gian Francesco Torresani of Asola and the Aldine printing press: 
A new chapter in intellectual and printing history
Author: Cataldi Palau, Annaclara
Intellectual news
ISSN: 1561-5324 Date: 03/2002
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Page: 28
DOI: 10.1080/15615324.2002.10428826

The illustrated story of copyright
Author: Edward B Samuels
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Towards a history of books and readers
Author: Davidson, CN
American quarterly
ISSN: 0003-0678 Date: 1988
Volume: 40 Issue: 1 Page: 7

Movable Type: Biography of Legh R. Freeman
Author: Smart, James G.
The Journal of American history (Bloomington, Ind.)
ISSN: 0021-8723 Date: 03/1981
Volume: 67 Issue: 4 Page: 929
DOI: 10.2307/1888092

The business of books : booksellers and the english book trade, 1450-1850
Author: James Raven
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Hebrew Printing and Publishing in Germany, 1650-1750: On Jewish Book Culture and the Emergence of Modern Jewry
Author: Schmelzer, M.
Year book - Leo Baeck Institute
ISSN: 0075-8744 Date: 01/1988
Volume: 33 Issue: 1 Page: 369
DOI: 10.1093/leobaeck/33.1.369

Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature (review)
Author: Keller, Alex
Technology and culture
ISSN: 0040-165X Date: 2006
Volume: 47 Issue: 2 Page: 410
DOI: 10.1353/tech.2006.0131
Book Citation:
Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature
Author Jessica Wolfe
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN 0521831873, 978052

The demise of distance: The business press and the origins of the information revolution in the early modern Atlantic world
Author: McCusker, JJ
The American historical review
ISSN: 0002-8762 Date: 2005
Volume: 110 Issue: 2 Page: 295

The Coutts Collection : a selected descriptive bibliography
Author: Carolyn Ryder; Janette M Roseneder;
University of Calgary. Libraries.
Special Collections Division.
Calgary : University of Calgary Libraries, Special Collections Division,
Series: Occasional paper (University of Calgary. Libraries. Special Collections Division), no. 8.

Locating the Printed Source Materials for United States History
Author: McMurtrie, DC
The Mississippi Valley historical review
ISSN: 0161-391X Date: 1944
Volume: 31 Issue: 3 Page: 369

Materials and Sources for Teaching the History of Books and Printing
Author: Winckler, PA
Journal of education for librarianship
ISSN: 0022-0604 Date: 1972
Volume: 13 Issue: 1 Page: 43

The order of books revisited
Author: Chartier, R
Modern intellectual history
ISSN: 1479-2443 Date: 2007
Volume: 4 Issue: 03 Page: 509

A Short History of the Printing Press and
of the Improvements in Printing Machinery
from the Time of Gutenberg Up to the Present Day
Author Robert Hoe
Publisher R. Hoe, 1902
Length 89 pages

Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor Of The Printing Press
Signature Lives
Signature lives : Renaissance era
Author Fran Rees
Edition illustrated
Publisher Compass Point Books, 2006
ISBN 0756509890, 9780756509897
Length 112 pages
Juvenile Nonfiction Art General

Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press
Author Bruce Koscielniak
Edition illustrated
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003
ISBN 0618263519, 9780618263516
Length 29 pages

Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times
Volume 310 of CAL.: Univ. of California Press
Author James Moran
Edition illustrated
Publisher University of California Press, 1978
ISBN 0520029046, 9780520029040
Length 263 pages

Johannes Gutenberg and the Printing Press Pivotal moments in history
Author Diana Childress
Publisher Twenty-First Century Books, 2008
ISBN 0761340246, 9780761340249
Length 160 pages

The Printing Press: An Information Revolution
Reading Power Series
Technology that changed the world, Joanne MatterN
Reading Power: Technology That Changed the World
Author Joanne Mattern
Edition illustrated
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003
ISBN 0823964884, 9780823964888
Length 24 pages
Subjects Juvenile Nonfiction Art General

The Printing Press As an Agent of Change:
Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe,
Volume 1
Volumes 1 and 2 in One
Author Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Cambridge University Press, 1980
ISBN 0521299551, 9780521299558
Length 832 pages

Platen printing presses: a primer of information regarding the history and mechanical construction of platen printing presses, from the original hand press to the modern job press, Issue 6
Platen Printing Presses: A Primer of Information Regarding the History and Mechanical Construction of Platen Printing Presses,
from the Original Hand Press to the Modern Job Press, Daniel Baker
Author Daniel Baker
Pub. by the Committee on education, United typothetae of America, 1918
Length 42 pages

The Venetian printing press:
an historical study based upon documents
for the most part hitherto unpublished
Author Horatio Forbes Brown
Publisher J.C. Nimmo, 1891
Length 463 pages

The History and Art of Printing English bibliographical sources
Author Philip Luckombe
Edition reprint
Publisher W. Adlard and J. Browne, 1771
Length 502 pages


Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book
Authors Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist, Eleanor F. Shevlin
Editors Sabrina Alcorn Baron, Eric N. Lindquist, Eleanor F. Shevlin
Edition illustrated
Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2007
ISBN 1558495932, 9781558495937
Length 442 pages

A history of the art of printing from its invention to its wide-spread development in the middle of the sixteenth century
Author Henry Noel Humphreys
Edition 2
Publisher B. Quaritch, 1868
Length 216 pages

The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man
G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series
Marshall McLuhan, W. Terrence (CON)
Gordon, Elena (CON) Lamberti, Dominique (CON)
W. Terrence (CON) Gordon, Elena (CON)
Lamberti, Dominique (CON) Scheffel-Dunand
Publisher University of Toronto Press, 2011
ISBN 144261269X, 9781442612693
Length 331 pages

The alphabet effect: the impact of the phonetic alphabet on the development of western civilization
Author Robert K. Logan
Publisher Morrow, 1986
ISBN 068806499X, 9780688064990
Length 272 pages

Social History of the Media: From Gutenberg to the Internet
Authors Asa Briggs, Peter Burke
Edition 3, illustrated
Publisher Polity, 2010
ISBN 0745644953, 9780745644950
Length 320 pages

The Invention of Printing in China and Its Spread Westward
Author Thomas Francis Carter
Edition 2
Publisher Ronald Press Co., 1955
Length 293 pages

The History of Japanese Printing and Book Illustration
Author David G. Chibbett
Edition illustrated
Publisher Kodansha International, 1977
ISBN 0870112880, 9780870112881
Length 264 pages



The History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers. To which is prefixed a concise view of the discovery and progress of the art in other parts of the world The history of printing in America, with a biography of printers, and an account of newspapers. To which is prefixed a concise view of the discovery and progress of the art in other parts of the world
Isaiah Thomas

Author Isaiah Thomas

Published 1810

The History of Printing in America: with a Biography of Printers
Volume 1
Volume 62 of Burt Franklin bibliography and reference series
The History of Printing in America:
With a Biography of Printers, Isaiah Thomas
Author Isaiah Thomas
Edition 2, reprint
Publisher B. Franklin, 1874

Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique, Volumes 1-2
Dover books on lettering, graphic arts and typography
Author Edith Diehl
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Courier Dover Publications, 1980
ISBN 0486240207, 9780486240206

Length 748 pages

The Cambridge Press, 1638-1692: 
A History of the First Printing Press Established in English America, 
Together with a Bibliographical List of the Issues of the Press
Volume 2 of Famous presses
Author Robert F. Roden
Publisher Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1905
Length 187 pages

Graphic Design Basics
Author Amy E. Arntson
Edition 6
Publisher Cengage Learning, 2011
ISBN 0495912077, 9780495912071
Length 272 pages

Read All about It!: A History of the British Newspaper
Author Kevin Williams
Edition illustrated
Publisher Taylor & Francis, 2010
ISBN 041534624X, 9780415346245
Length 302 pages

Johannes Gutenberg: Printing Press Innovator
Publishing Pioneers
Authors Sue Vander Hook, Frank Romano
Contributor Frank Romano
Edition illustrated
Publisher ABDO, 2009
ISBN 1604537620, 9781604537628
Length 112 pages
Subjects Juvenile Nonfiction Art General

Information Revolutions in the History of the West
Author Leonard Dudley
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008
ISBN 1847207901, 9781847207906
Length 347 pages

The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution
Author Paul Levinson
Edition reprint
Publisher Psychology Press, 1997
ISBN 0415157854, 9780415157858
Length 257 pages

Typographic Design: Form and Communication
Authors Rob Carter, Ben Day, Philip B. Meggs
Edition 5
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 2011
ISBN 047064821X, 9780470648216
Length 368 pages




The Theory and History of Ocean Boundary-Making
Author Douglas M. Johnston
Publisher McGill-Queens, 1988
ISBN 0773506241, 9780773506244
Length 445 pages 




Munitions of the Mind: A History of Propaganda from the Ancient World to the Present Era
Author Philip M. Taylor
Edition 3
Publisher Manchester University Press, 2003
ISBN 0719067677, 9780719067679
Length 344 pages


Type: The Secret History of Letters
Author Simon Loxley
Edition illustrated
Publisher I.B.Tauris, 2004
ISBN 1850433976, 9781850433972
Length 248 pages




The Printing Press Transforming Power of Technology
Author Samuel Willard Crompton
Edition illustrated
Publisher Chelsea House Publishers, 2004
ISBN 079107451X, 9780791074510
Length 112 pages
Subjects Juvenile Nonfiction Art General



The Library: An Illustrated History
Author Stuart A. P. Murray
Edition illustrated
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2009
ISBN 1602397066, 9781602397064
Length 310 pages




A History of Communications
Volume 9 of New illustrated library of science and invention
A history of communications
Author Maurice Fabre
Publisher Hawthorn Books, 1963, i.e., 1964
Length 105 pages




A History of Printing: Early Techniques, the Printing Press, and Modern Printing Technology
Author Gladys Speckman
Edition reprint
Publisher Webster's Digital Services, 2011
ISBN 1241567131, 9781241567132
Length 208 pages 




The Communicative Arts: An Introduction to Mass Media
Studies in Public Communication
Communication Arts Books
Author Charles Side Steinberg
Edition reprint
Publisher Hastings House, 1970
Length 371 pages




Harvard University Press: A History
Author Max Hall
Edition illustrated
Publisher Harvard University Press, 1986
ISBN 0674380800, 9780674380806
Length 257 pages




Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages
G - Reference,
Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Series
Author Alex Wright
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Cornell University Press, 2008
ISBN 0801475090, 9780801475092
Length 286 pages




A Brief History of the Printing Press in Washington, Saratoga 
and Warren Counties, State of New York: Together with
a Check List of Their Publications Prior to 1825, and a Selection 
of Books Relating Particularly to This Vicinity
Author William Henry Hill
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher Harbor Hill Books, 1930
Length 117 pages




Type and Typefaces: Treasury of Typography 
Volume 1 of The Treasuries of typography series
Author J. Ben Lieberman
Edition 2, illustrated
Publisher Myriade Press, 1978
ISBN 0918142016, 9780918142016
Length 142 pages




Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times. 
Main Author: Moran, James.
Language(s): English
Published: London: Faber, 1973.
Subjects: Printing presses > History.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 3-263, [48] p.: illus., facsims.; 29 cm.
Original Format: Book
Original Classification Number: Z 249 .M83
ISBN: 0571089658:




History of the Book in Canada: Beginnings to 1840
Volume 1 of History of the Book in Canada, Patricia Fleming
Editors Patricia Fleming, Gilles Gallichan, Yvan Lamonde
Contributor History of the Book in Canada Project
Edition illustrated
Publisher University of Toronto Press, 2004
ISBN 0802089437, 9780802089434
Length 540 pages




General History of Printing: From the First Invention of It in The City of Mentz,
to Its Propagation and Progress Thro' Most of the Kingdoms of Europe;
Particularly the Introduction and Success of It Here in England;
With the Characters of the Most Celebrated Printers from the First Inventors of ...
Author Samuel Palmer
Publisher Bettesworth, 1733
Length 400 pages

Johann Gutenberg 
Petrus Schoeffer 
Albrecht Pfister 
Nicolas Jenson 
Konrad Sweynheym 
Arnold Pannartz 
William Caxton
Wynkyn de Worde 
Aldus Manutius

Early Printed Books
Technology of the Book
The Explosion of Print
The Afterlife of Books
Make Your Mark
Texts through Time

Early Printed Books
Types of early printed book
Features of early printed books
Printers' devices or trademarks
Early type design
Text and images
Who were the readers of early printed books?

The Evolution of the Modern Book:
Understanding the Future of the Printed Word
in the Context of Fine Printing Presses and Artists Books
Elisabeth Schyberg
Sound Ideas

From the Abstract:

"In this digital age, it is easy to predict that print is dead and soon people will be reading nothing but e-books. I wanted to explore the world of fine printing presses and artists’ books, where print is still very much alive, to see what this sector thinks about the future of the physical book. I visited several fine presses and book artists in Northern California and England, as well as some libraries with unique examples of these kinds of books. I read books and articles about the place of the physical book in today’s society. My initial thought was that people who are involved in the process of making books that are works of art will feel very strongly about e-books and the encroachment of technology into the printed world. However, I found a much more varied response than I was expecting: after the press visits and reading relevant literature, there is no overwhelming outcry against e-books from those who love the physical book. Rather, some who spend their lives with books have realized the benefits of e-books and have embraced their possibilities, while others see fine press books and e-books coexisting side by side indefinitely because of their vast disparities."

This is the essential Vandercook reference book based on Paul Moxon’s popular “Vandercook Maintenance” workshops, with notes on significant models and competing presses. This revised and expanded edition has over 85 additional drawings, photographs, and data tables—plus an index. 

Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources
Author Paul Moxon
Publisher Fameorshame Press, 2011
Length 84 pages

The British Library Guide to Printing: History and Techniques
British Library guides
Author Michael Twyman
Edition illustrated, reprint
Publisher University of Toronto Press, 1999
ISBN 0802081797, 9780802081797
Length 88 pages

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