A classic book about printing?

fallenartist's picture

Hi Typophiles,

I'm looking for old, classic books on printing or on-line resources in that manner. In particular I'm interested in graphic content: sketches, illustrations, photographs. The earlier the better. I plan to visit St Bride Library in the near future, but anything else you'd like to add will be much appreciated.

An example and an example.

Alessandro Segalini's picture

Daniel Berkeley Updike, Printing types : their history, forms and use, Oak Knoll – The British Library, New Castle (Delaware), London 2001.

The Cary Graphic Arts Collection, http://wally.rit.edu/cary/

The Firefly Letterpress video, http://elsa.photo.net/video/firefly-small.mov

&c.

blank's picture

Poke around in Google book search and Microsoft book search, there are some great older books on the topic in those collections.

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