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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 related to fine press and private presses 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 three 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.

  • Arion Press

  • Artists' Books

  • Bird & Bull Press

  • Curwen Press

  • Doves Press

  • Eragny Press

  • Fine Books

  • Golden Cockerel Press

  • Kelmscott Press

  • Merrymount Press

  • Morris, William, 1834-1896

  • Private press books

  • Private presses

  • Private presses -- History

  • Rampant Lion Press

  • Stanbrok Abbey. Press

  • Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941

For additional resources on private presses and the fine press movement, consult the William Morris Collection..

Selected Books on the Fine Press Movement

Fine Press Movement Journals/Publications

Selected Books on Printers and Presses