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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 typography 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.  

The books listed on this page are organized into two categories:

Type, Design, and Lettering

Typographers and Designers

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.

  • Advertising layout and typography

  • Alphabets

  • Calligraphy

  • Caslon, William, 1693-1766

  • Gill, Eric, 1882-1940

  • Graphic design (Typography)

  • Morris, William, 1834-1896

  • Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967

  • Printing -- Specimens

  • Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957

  • Type and Typefounding

  • Type and type-founding -- Specimens

  • Type designers

  • Typesetting

  • Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941

For more information on the typography, consult materials from the William Morris Collection, the Maurice Annenberg Collection, and the W.A. Dwiggings Collection.

Selected Books on Type, Design, and Lettering

Selected Books on Typographers and Designers