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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 book illustrations 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:

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.

  • Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828

  • Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883

  • Engraving -- History

  • Illumination of books and manuscripts

  • Illustrated Books

  • Illustrators

  • Illustration of Books

  • Illustration of Books -- History

  • Prints -- Technique

  • Blake, William, 1757-1827

  • Wood-engraving

For resources on the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick, visit the Thomas Bewick Resource Guide from the University of Maryland Libraries.

Additional books on typography and graphic design can be found in the Typography section of this guide.

Selected Books on Engraving, Etchings, Woodcuts

Selected Books on Illuminated Manuscripts

Selected Books on Illustrations and Book Art