Early Printed Books focuses on what was unique about books printed during the hand-press period—those features particular to works printed between 1450, when the printing press began to be developed, and 1800, when the machine press began to take its place. On this site you’ll find images showing details like title pages, illustrations, signature marks, type faces, cancel slips, and more. And if you’re looking for exercises to use in teaching with old books, or resources for further studying them, those tools are here for you, too.
n.b.This is the beta version of the site: not all of the content or features are available yet and some of the content is only barely roughed out still. I put it up so I could start gathering feedback, but it’d be nice if you’d refrain from publicizing the site until it’s ready to go! If you wanted to share thoughts with me about this, please get in touch at email@example.com [don’t worry: that’s one of the things that will get better before launch]