This branch of bibliography deals with the history of making books. It covers the history of printing, writing materials and binding, etc. The printed document from hand-written manuscripts the printed word has a long history. The use of paper,
printing ink and printing presses and the revolution in the printing technology has many implications on the development of the writing materials.
Historical bibliography, therefore, deals with the history and the methods of book production - printing, binding, paper making, illustrating and publishing.