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Printing and Publishing in Library Special Collections

LSC has holdings of printed and manuscript collections supporting research in the history of printing, the graphic arts, bibliography, the book trade, fictitious imprints (1600-1900), and emblem books from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries.

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Printing and Publishing

UCLA Library Special Collections (LSC) has holdings of printed and manuscript collections supporting research in the history of printing, the graphic arts, bibliography, the book trade, fictitious imprints (1600-1900), and emblem books from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Our collections of British and American children’s books (many of which date back to the eighteenth century) and artists’ books also exemplify the craft of book making and publishing. While every printed item in the collections can be considered an artifact of some aspect of printing history, below are highlights of active collecting areas.