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First Impressions


Want to read further? Here's our choice of books on early printing and the history of the book. Many of these works contain further reading lists.

Martin Davies, The Gutenberg Bible (London: British Library, 1996).

Daniel Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery, An introduction to book history (New York and London: Routledge, 2005).

Lotte Hellinga, William Caxton and early printing in England (London: British Library, 2010).

Lotte Hellinga and J.B. Trapp (eds), The Cambridge history of the book in Britain. Vol. 3, 1400-1557 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).

Sandra Hindman, Printing the written word: the social history of books, circa 1450-1520 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991).

Albert Kapr, Johann Gutenberg: the man and his invention, translated by Douglas Martin (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1996).

Martin Lowry, Nicholas Jenson and the rise of Venetian publishing in Renaissance Europe (Oxford: Blackwell, 1991).

Martin Lowry, The world of Aldus Manutius: business and scholarship in renaissance Venice (Oxford: Blackwell, 1979).

S.H. Steinberg, Five hundred years of printing, new edition revised by John Trevitt (London: British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 1996).

Michael Twyman, The British Library guide to printing: history and techniques (London: British Library, 1998).