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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 printing in Maryland 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.

  • American literature -- Maryland -- Bibliography

  • Booksellers and bookselling -- Maryland -- Baltimore

  • Printers -- Maryland -- Baltimore

  • Printing -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- History

  • Printing -- Maryland -- History


    Publishers and publishing -- Maryland -- Baltimore

For additional resources on printing in Maryland, see the Maurice Annenberg Collection and the online exhibit A History of Printing in Maryland: Selections From The Marylandia Collection.

For information on nineteenth century bindings in Baltimore, you may also consult the The Well-Dressed Book: Cloth Book Binding in the United States, 1830-1920 exhibit from University of Maryland Libraries Special Collections.

Selected Books on Printing in Maryland