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Resources for Book Studies

This page was created to support Book Studies courses and related activities.


Some introductory works on book illustration history, techniques, identification, and description. All of these are available in Special Collections. 

Gascoigne, Bamber. How to Identify Prints (second edition). New York: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Griffiths, Anthony. Prints and Printmaking. Berkeley; Los Angeles: U. of CA Press, 1996.

Ivins, William M., Jr. Prints and Visual Communication. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 1953.

Brunner, Felix. A Handbook of Graphic Reproduction Processes. (sixth rev. edn.). New York: Hastings House, 1984.

Database of Mid-Victorian wood-engraved Illustration  (DMVI) contains records and images of 868 literary illustrations that were published in or around 1862, providing bibliographical and iconographical details. The database is the culmination of a three-year project, based in Cardiff University’s Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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