Recommended books by Maryanne Horowitz lecturing on “Manuscript collections to Libraries of Books: Invention of the Printing Press.”


Roy Macleod, ed., The library of Alexandria (on controversy about what was in the library)

Elizabeth Eisenstein, The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe

Roger Chartier, The Order of Books

Gabriel Naudé, Instructions for Erecting a Library (translation at Oxy of first book about designing a library)


A museum of early printed books:

Sixteenth Century Books at the Occidental College Library-  <>

John Speed, The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain