Book Arts BibliographyThe following books contain half a lifetime's worth of reading but the list itself is just a work in progress. There are hundreds more waiting to be added.
GeneralDiringer, David The Book Before Printing: Ancient, Medieval and Oriental. New York: Dover Publications, 1982. Originally published in London by Hutchinson's Scientific and Technical Publications in 1953 under the title The Hand-Produced Book.
Ege, Otto F. "The Story of the Alphabet: Its Evolution and Development" in Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles, ed. Paul A. Bennett. Cleveland & NY: World Publishing, 1951.
Ogg, Oscar The 26 Letters. New York: VNR, Revised ed. 1983.
BookbindingCockerell, Douglas Bookbinding and the Care of Books. illustrated by Noel Rooke. London: Pitman, 1901; 5th edition 1953, with an appendix by Sydney M. Cockerell.
Diehl, Edith Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. New York: Dover Publications, 1980. Originally published in 1946.
Johnson, Arthur W. The Thames and Hudson Manual of Bookbinding. London: Thames and Hudson, 1978.
Lewis, A.W. Basic Bookbinding. New York: Dover Publications, 1957.
Middleton, Bernard C. A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique, with a foreword by Howard M. Nixon. London: The British Library, and New Castle: The Oak Knoll Press; 4th edition 1996.
PapermakingHeller, Joshua Papermaking. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1978.
Hunter, Dard Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft. New York: Dover Publications, 1978. Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1943, revised in 1947.
Kern, Marna Elyea The Complete Book of Handcrafted Paper. New York: Coward, McCann & Geohegan, 1980.
Long, Paulette (ed) Paper - Art & Technology. San Francisco: World Print Council, 1979.
Mason, John Paper Making as an Artistic Craft, with illustrations by Rigby Graham. London: Faber and Faber, 1959.
Studley, Vance The Art & Craft of Handmade Paper. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1977.
Paper DecoratingGrunebaum, Gabriele How to Marbleize Paper: Step-by-Step Instructions for 12 Traditional Patterns. New York: Dover Publications, 1984.
ConservationBaynes-Cope, A.D. Caring for Books and Documents. London: British Museum Publications, 1981.
Clapp, Anne F. Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper. New York: Nick Lyons Books, 3rd Revised Edition, 1978.
Horton, Carolyn Cleaning and Preserving Bindings and Related Materials, Second Edition, Revised. Chicago: Library Technology Program, American Library Association, 1969.
CalligraphyBenson, John Howard and Carey, Arthur Graham The Elements of Lettering. Rhode Island: John Stevens, 1940.
Degering, Hermann Lettering: Modes of Writing in Western Europe from Antiquity to the End of the 18th Century. Tubingen: Verlag Wasmuth (Pentalic), 1965.
Drogin, Marc Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique. New York: Dover Publications, 1980.
Johnston, Edward Writing & Illuminating & Lettering. London: Pitman Publishing, 1971.
Lamb, C.M. (ed.) The Calligrapher's Handbook. London: Faber and Faber, 2nd Edition, 1968.
Miner, Dorothy E. compiler, 2000 Years of Calligraphy, an Exhibition Organized  by the Baltimore Museum of Art, et al. New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield, 1972.
Standard, Paul Calligraphy's Flowering, Decay, & Restauration. Chicago: The Society of Typographic Arts, 1947.
Stribley, Miriam (compiler) The Calligraphy Sourcebook. London: Quarto Books, 1986.
TypographyBringhurst, Robert The Elements of Typographic Style. Vancouver and Washington: Hartley & Marks, 1992.
Dair, Carl Design With Type. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1967, reissued in paperback 1982.
Gill, Eric An Essay on Typography. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1960.
Goudy, Frederic W. Typologia: Studies in Type Design & Type Making. Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 1977.
Goudy, Frederic W. The Capitals from the Trajan Column at Rome. New York: Oxford University Press, 1936.
Morison, Stanley First Principles of Typography. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1936.
Simon, Oliver Introduction to Typography. London: Faber and Faber, 2nd Edition, 1969.
Tracy, Walter The Typographic Scene. London: Gordon Fraser, 1988.
Zapf, Hermann About Alphabets: Some Marginal Notes on Type Design. Cambridge, Mass. and London: MIT Press, 1970.
PrintingRyder, John Printing for Pleasure. London: The Bodley Head, 1976.
Steinberg, S.H. Five Hundred Years of Printing. Revised by John Trevitt. London: The British Library, and New Castle: The Oak Knoll Press, 1996.
Wood EngravingChamberlain, Walter The Thames and Huson Manual of Woodcut Printmaking and Related Techniques. London: Thames and Hudson, 1978.
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