For this course, you will be researching the bibliographic and historical significance of a rare book of your choice from Simpson Library's Special Collections. This page will assist you, as you begin your book selection process and continue your research.
You can search the entire rare book collection by doing an Advanced Search in the library's catalog and limiting your search to the Rare Book Room location.
The following terms are Library of Congress subject headings pertinent to book arts, history, and printing. You can use them in a Subject search or a Keyword search:
Alphabet books Artists' books Bibliography-History Books and Reading - History Bookbinding Book collecting Books- Decoration Book design Book industries and trade Calligraphers Chained books Colophons Copybooks Early printed books Dime novels Electronic books First editions Illumination of books and manuscripts Illustrated books Illustrators Incunabula Lettering Papermaking Printing Printing-History Publishers and Publishing Rare books Toy and Moveable books Watermarks