Below is an incomplete list of paper references of publications about wooden printing presses. Websites are mentioned separately at the end.

Bigmore, E.C., Wyman, C.W.H. 1880-1886. A bibliography of printing. 3 Volumes. London: Bernard Quaritch, I, pp 233-234, and III, p 99.

Brewer, Fredric. 1991. Against all adversities: the pioneer printers of Brookville, Indiana. Indiana Magazine of History. LXXXVII, December 1991. pp 304-333.

Dobras, Wolfgang. 2000. Gutenberg, Man of the Millennium. From a secret enterprise to the first media revolution. City of Mainz. (Abridged version of the Catalogue of the exhibition staged by the city of Mainz on the occasion of the sixth centenary of the birth of Johannes Gutenberg (April 14 – October 3, 2000).

Enschedé, J.W. 1906. ‘Houten handpersen in de zestiende eeuw’. Tijdschrift voor Boek- en Bibliotheekwezen, 4, 1906, pp. 195-215 and pp. 262-272.

Enschedé, J.W. 1908. ‘De drukpersafbeeldingen in Ampzing en Scriverius 1628’, Tijdschrift voor Boek- en Bibliotheekwezen, 6, 1908, pp. 265-268.

Fahy, C. (1999) Italian Presses and Printing Techniques in the Hand-Press Period: Some Notes. In: The Culture of the Book: Essays from Two Hemispheres in Honour of Wallace Kirsop. (pp. 12-27). Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand: Melbourne.

Falkner, Robert. 1902. Description of the antique printing press & other hand appliances; formerly the property of Messrs. Geo. Falkner & Sons of the Deansgate Press Manchester, and presented by them to the Chetham’s Hospital & Library. Manchester: Chetham’s hospital.

Hamilton, Milton W. 1942. Adam Ramage and His Presses. Portland (Maine): The Southworth-Anthoensen Press.

Harris, Elizabeth. 1972. ‘The American Common press. The restauration of wooden press in the Smithsonian Institution.’ Journal of the Printing Historical Society, 8, pp 42 – 52.

Harris, Elizabeth. 1989. ‘Press Builders in Philadelphia 1776-1850.’ Printing History, Vol. 11 No. 2.

Harris, Elizabeth & Sisson, Clinton, 1987. The common press: Being a record, description & delineation of the early eighteenth-century handpress in the Smithsonian Institution, with a history & documentation of the press. D. R. Godine.

Harris, Elizabeth. 1996. Printing presses in the Graphic Arts Collection. Printing, embossing, stamping and duplicating devices. Washington DC.: The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. [PDF]

Janssen, F.A. 1977. Over houten drukpersen.Een studie van het bronnenmateriaal met het oog op de reconstructie van een houten drukpers te Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Gérard Th. van Heusden.

Janssen, F.A. 1980. ‘Inventaire des presses typographiques en bois conservées aux Pays-Bas et en Belgique’. pp 302-316 in: A.R.A. Croiset van Uchelen (ed.) Hellinga Festschrift| Feestbundel| Mélanges. Forty-three studies in Bibliography presented to Prof. Dr. Wytze Hellinga on the occasion of his retirement from the Chair of Neophilology in the University of Amsterdam at the end of the Year 1978. Amsterdam: Nico Israel.

Janssen, F.A. 2004. ‘Reconstructions of the common press: aims and results.’ pp 273 – 285 in: Frans A. Janssen (ed.) 2004. Technique & Design in the history of printing. ’t Goy-Houten: Hes & de Graaf publishers BV. [Originally published in: Quaerendo, 32 (2002), pp. 175-198.]

Gaskell, Philip. 1956. The Decline of the Common Press. [PhD Thesis]. Cambridge: King’s College.

Gaskell, P. 1970. ‘A Census of Wooden Presses’. Journal of the Printing Historical Society. 6. pp 1 – 32.

Goossens, P. 2017. ‘The long survival of the wooden hand press in Belgium’. Journal of the Printing Historical Society New Series 25. Winter 2016. pp 51 – 69.

Madan, F. 1895. ‘Early Representations of the Printing-Press, with Especial Reference to that by Stradanus’, Bibliographica I, 1895, pp. 223-248, 499-502.

Madan, F. 1924. ‘Early Representations of Printing Presses’, The Bodleian Quarterly Record, 4, 1924, pp. 165-167.

May, Allen. 2016. ‘A new census of wooden presses in Great Britain.’ Journal of the Printing Historical Society New Series 24. Summer 2016. pp 63 – 89.

McClure, Lewis. 1984. The McClure Press. Salisbury (CT): Lime Rock Press.

Milward, Burton. 1992. “The Private Press Tradition in Lexington, Kentucky,” in The Kentucky Review, Volume XI, Number 3, Autumn 1992, pp. 5-27.

Moran, James. 1973. Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times, Berkeley: University of California.

Nash, R. 1947. Dürer’s 1511 Drawing of a Press and Printer, Cambridge: Harvard College Library.

Oldham, Robert. 2006. A Field Guide to North American Hand Presses and their Manufacturers. Doswell (VA): Ad Lib Press.

Sanders, Marc Eric. 1980. Wooden printing press building in America: the 1760’s to the Middle Nineteenth Century. [PhD Thesis.] Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland.

Saxe, Stephen O. 1989. Ramage Proof press. Printing History. 11(2).

Saxe, Stephen O. 1991. The Goodman Common Press, The Oldest American-Made Press. Printing History. Whole Number 25, 14(1).

Saxe, Stephen O. 1993. The Landis Valley Museum Ramage Press. Printing History. 15 (1).

Shoemaker, Alfred L. 1953. The Ephrata Printers. The Pennsylvania Dutchman. Volume 9, No. 9, January 1. page 11-13.

Smart, John. E. 1980/81. The wooden common press at the Science Museum, London. Journal of the Printing Historical Society. 15. pp 81 – 88.

Thompson, D.W. 1955. Oldest American Printing Press. The Dutchman. Vol 6, no 3. pp 28 – 33

Wroth, L.C. 1938. The Colonial Printer, pp. 69-86.

Ziegler, Samuel H. 1940. The Ephrata printing presss. The Pennsylvania German folklore society Year book. Volume V.


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