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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.

Locating Materials

Browse this page for resources on the history of the book during the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

The books listed on this page are located in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library.  You may also search the online catalog for books on this topic using the suggested subject headings below.   

Additional books on this topic can be found in McKeldin Library and the Art Library at the University of Maryland.  These resources are searchable using the online catalog.  The location of each book is noted in the catalog record.

Use the subject terms below to search the University of Maryland Library online catalog for additional titles. Simply select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.

  • Book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 18th century

  • Book industries and trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century

  • Books -- History -- 18th century

  • Books -- History -- 19th century

  • Printing -- England -- History -- 18th century

  • Printing -- Endland -- History -- 19th century

  • Printing -- France -- History -- 18th century

  • Printing -- France -- History -- 19th century

  • Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- History -- 18th century

  • Publishers and publishing -- Germany -- History -- 19th century

  • Publishers and publishing -- France -- History -- 18th century

Rare Book Collections

Below is a list of Rare Book Collections associated with book history during the 1700s and 1800s.  Click on the titles for additional information.

Selected Books on Book History from the 1700s-1800s