F&M College Library

History of the Book - Machine Press Period, 1800-1950

This guide is designed to provide a broad overview of printing technologies during the machine press period.

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Reference Resources for the Machine Press Period

Online Resources

- Glossaries -

John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors (pdf)

ABAA Glossary of Terms

Print Resources

- History of the Book -

New Introduction to Bibliography
General Collection Z116 .A2G27 1972

Books: A Living History
General Collection Z4 .L95 2011

Smithsonian Book of Books
General Collection Z4 .O54 1992

History of the Book in America
General Collection Z473 .H57 2000 Vol. 1-5

History of Printing in America with a Biography of Printers
General Collection Z205 .T56 1970

Bookbinding in America: 1680-1910
General Collection Z270 .U5B79 1983