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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 printing and the printing press 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.

  • De Vinne, Theodore Low, 1828-1914

  • Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468

  • Morris, William, 1834-1896 -- Knowledge -- Printing

  • Oxford University Press

  • Printers

  • Printers -- England -- Biography

  • Printing -- History

  • Printing -- United States -- History

  • Printing machinery and supplies

  • Printing Presses

  • Printing presses -- History

For more information on individual printing presses, consult the Stanbrook Abbey Press Collection, the Private Press Collection, and the Turret Press Collection.

Additional books on private press and the fine press printing can be found in the Fine Press/ Private Press section of this guide.

Selected Books on Printers and Presses

Selected Books on the Printing Press