A introductory book history bibliography
Altick, Richard Daniel. The English common reader : a social history of the mass reading public, 1800-1900. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1998. Frost Stacks 28 A179e
Carter, John and Nicholas Barker. ABC for book collectors. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004.
Dane, Joseph A. Out of sorts: on typography and print culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
Darnton, Robert. "What is the History of Books?" Originally published in Daedalus, 111:3 (Summer 1982), 65-83. Recently reprinted in David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery, eds, The Book History Reader (Routledge, 2002), 9-26.
Feather, John P. "The Book in History and the History of the Book." Printed in John Feather and David McKitterick, The History of Books and Libraries: Two Views (Washington: Library of Congress, 1986), 1-16; and in the Journal of Library History 21 (1986), 12-26.
Gaskell, Philip. A new introduction to bibliography. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972.
Harthan, John P. The history of the illustrated book : the Western tradition. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.
Hunter, Dard. Papermaking: the history and technique of an ancient craft . New York: Dover, 1978.
Ong, Walter J. Orality and literacy : the technologizing of the word. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Pearson, David. English bookbinding styles 1450-1800: a handbook. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
St. Clair, William. The reading nation in the Romantic period. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Steinberg, S. H. Five hundred years of printing. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1996.
Tanselle, G. Thomas, "The History of Books as a Field of Study." Originally published as the Second Hanes Lecture (University of North Carolina 1981). Subsequently reprinted in G. Thomas Tanselle, Literature and Artifacts (Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1998), 41-55.