Reprints (or occasional originals if we find them) of famous printed illustrations, and historical dissertations.

A Treatise on Wood Engraving, Historical and Practical. With upwards of three hundred illustrations, engraved on wood, by John Jackson. London: Charles Knight and Co., 1839.

Early Illustrated Books. A history of the decoration and illustration of books in the 15th and 16th centuries. By Alfred W. Pollard. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trüb ner & Co., Ltd., 1893.

The Dream of Poliphilus. Fac-similes of one hundred and sixty-eight woodcuts in "Poliphili Hypnertomachia," Venice, 1499. With an introductory notice, and descriptions by J. W. Appel, Ph.D., an assistant keeper in the South Kensington Museum. W. Griggs, 1888.

American Engravers and Their Works. By W. S. Baker. Philadelphia: Gebbie  Barrie, 1875. —A good reference when one is trying to guess the name of an engraver from his signature.

American Engravers upon Copper and Steel, by David McNeely Stauffer. New York: Grolier Club, 1907.
Part 1: Biographical Sketches.