Book Collection

The Cary Collection houses more than 45,000 volumes related to the history of graphic communication and practices. 

Our books and journals include comprehensive primary and secondary resources on printing history, the development of the alphabet and writing systems, early book formats and manuscripts, calligraphy, the development of typefaces and their manufacturing technologies, the history and practice of papermaking, typography, and book design, printing and illustration processes, bookbinding, posters, and artists’ books. 

To search for books held in the library of the Cary Collection, use RIT’s Library Catalog.

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer title page