Books on the history of printing.

Typographical Antiquities; or the History of Printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland: containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them. Begun by the late Joseph Ames, F.R. & A. SS. Considerably augmented by William Herbert, of Cheshunt, Herts; and now greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings; comprehending the history of English literature, and a view of the progress of the art of engraving, in Great Britain; by the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin. London: William Miller, 1810. —We have not been able to find the second volume of this edition, which does not seem to exist on Google Books; so we give a link to the 1786 edition of that volume.
Vol. I.

Vol. II. (1786 edition.)

Vol. III.



A Collection of Facsimiles of the Types, Woodcuts, and Capital Letters Used by Early Printers. 42 plates. London, 1840.

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, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1893.

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.

A Collection of Readable Reprints of Literary Rarities, illustrative of the history, literature, manners, and biography of the English nation, between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Edited by Charles Hindley, Esq. London: Reeves and Turner, 1876.

A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: with notes, historical and bibliographical, on the rise and progress of English typography. By Talbot Baines Reed. London: Elliot Stock, 1887.