Bartram, Alan. Five Hundred Years of Book Design. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.
Written by a typographic designer, this book takes an insider's view of the book design process and traces the major developments in book design in Western Europe and the United States, beginning with the Italian Renaissance and moving to the present day.

Benesch, Otto. Artistic and Intellectual Trends from Rubens to Daumier as Shown in Book Illustration. NY: Walker, 1969.
Benesch's book provides a historical survey of book illustration and the cultural and intellectual currents reflected in them, including a very useful (albeit brief) chapter on eighteenth-century design, entitled "Reality and Fiction in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries".

Bettley, James, ed. The Art of the Book: From Medieval Manuscript to Graphic Novel. London: V and A Publications, 2001.
An introduction to the collection of the National Art Library in London, Bettley discusses a relatively small selection of the library's books in great detail, contextualizing their publication and explaining their overall importance in the history of book design.

Bland, David. A History of Book Illustration: The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1985.
A useful and substantial introduction to the relationship between text and image. Bland's book is considered to be one of the key texts on the subject.

---. The Illustration of Books. London: Faber and Faber, 1960.
A briefer introduction to book illustration than A History of Book Illustration. The Illustration of Books provides a concise explanation of both the history of illustration and the processes and techniques used.

Blewett, David, ed. Passion and Virtue: Essays on the Novels of Samuel Richardson. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2001.
Fourteen contributors explore the function of passion, lust, and love in the works of Samuel Richardson from a variety of theoretical and critical perspectives. All essays were originally published in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a leading journal in the field.

Brenni, Vito Joseph. Book Illustration and Decoration: A Guide to Research. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1985.
An extensive (over two thousand entries) bibliography of works on book illustration published from the 1500s to the 1970s, this text includes a large number of non-English works.

Brophy, Elizabeth Bergen. Samuel Richardson: The Triumph of Craft. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1974.
In her detailed study of Samuel Richardson as craftsman, Brophy explores the artistic and stylistic tenets that guided the author's work.

Chung, Ewha. Samuel's Richardson's New Nation: Paragons of the Domestic Sphere and "Native" Virtue. NY: Peter Land, 1998.
Chung looks at Richardson's four novels chronologically to trace the development of the author's nationalist project, of which Protestant virtue was a major tenet.

Cowler, Rosemary. Twentieth-Century Interpretations of Pamela: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986.
This book brings together a collection of critical works on Pamela from the first half of the twentieth century. While some of the essays seem a bit dated, the text provides a look at how Pamela has been viewed by contemporary scholars

Crane, Walter. Of the Decorative Illustrations of Books Old and New. London: G. Bell, 1896.
Written by artist Walter Crane, this text explores the role of artists in producing and printing manuscripts and books


  Doody, Margaret Anne. A Natural Passion: A Study of the Novels of Samuel Richardson. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974.
Based on Doody's doctoral dissertation, this book presents one of the more contemporary critical interpretations of Richardson's work, including a discussion of his work outside of a strictly national context.

  Doody, Margaret Anne, and Peter Sabor, eds. Samuel Richardson: Tercentenary Essays. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989.
This volume brings together recent criticism on Richardson's work. Although the most notable essays discuss Clarissa, it is a good general overview of contemporary Richardson scholarship.

  Eagleton, Terry. The Rape of Clarissa: Writing, Sexuality and Class Struggle in Samuel Richardson. Oxford: B. Blackwell, 1982.
Eagleton employs Marxist, feminist, and post-structuralist criticism to situation Clarissa as a work that gestures towards contemporary concernshis volume brings together recent criticism

  Eighteenth Century Book Illustration. Ed. Philip Hofer. Los Angeles: Williams Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, 1956.
A history of book illustration in eighteenth-century England, Hofer's text includes information on Gravelot's Pamela engraving

Einberg, Elizabeth, and Judy Egerton. The Age of Hogarth: British Painters Born 1675-1709. London: The Tate Gallery, 1988.

Einberg and Egerton discuss Hogarth and his contemporaries. Joseph Highmore and his Pamela series are given considerable attention.

Eppink, Norman R. 101 Prints: The History and Techniques of Printmaking. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press,1971.
Eppink provides clear and useful explanations of the techniques used in printmaking.

  Goldberg, Rita. Sex and Enlightenment: Women in Richardson and Diderot. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1984.
With her work on Richardson focused on Clarissa, Goldberg discusses different Enlightenment notions of sexuality through her exploration of the female characters of Richardson and Diderot

  Golden, Catherine J. Book Illustrated: Text, Image, and Culture 1770-1930. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, ,2000.
The authors in this collection examine a variety of literary genres to trace the development of a visual culture

  Hammelmann, Hanns. Book illustrators in eighteenth century England. Ed. T.S.R. Boase. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.
Hammelmann was a leading authority on eighteenth-century book illustrators, and this text brings together the work he collected over his lifetime

  Harthan, John. The History of the Illustrated Book: The Western Tradition. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981.
Harthan's history of book illustration traces the development of illustration techniques throughout Europe from the sixteenth century to the 1980s. His work on the eighteenth century focuses mainly on the Rococo style

Katz, Bill, ed. A History of Book Illustration: 29 Points of View. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1994.

Part of a series on the history of the book for the Scarecrow press, Katz's collection includes discussion of eighteenth-century illustrators. One of the more interesting essays looks at Hogarth's work as an illustrator.

Levarie, Norma. The Art and History of Books. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 1995.
A recent addition to scholarship on illustration and printing history, Levarie's work is considered to be an informative and authoritative general introduction

  Lewine, J. Bibliography of Eighteenth-Century Art and Illustrated Books: Being a Guide to Collections of Illustrated Works in English and French of the Period. London: S. Low, Marston, 1898.
Although dated, of course, Lewine's bibliography gives us an illuminating insight into work on illustrations done in the late nineteenth-century. Provides listings for many texts overlooked by modern authors

McKeon, Michael. The Origins of the English Novel: 1600-1740. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987.

McKeon builds on and revises Watt's theory of the novel by beginning in the early modern period and tracing the philosophical and social changes that led to the development of the genre.

McKillop, Alan Duglad. Samuel Richardson: Printer and Novelist. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1936.
One of the seminal works of bibliographic criticism on Richardson, McKillop's study provides us with useful connections between Richardson's work as a printer and his work as an author

Mild, Warren. Joseph Highmore of Holborn Row. Pennsylania: Phyllis Mild, 1990.
Mild's work is an introduction to the life and art of Joseph Highmore.

Morison, Stanley. The typographic book 1450-1935; a study of fine typography through five centuries exhibited in upwards of 350 title and text pages. London: Ernest Benn, 1963.
survey of five hundred years of book design, Morison's work is a good starting point for research into typographyammelma1963.

Richardson, Samuel. The History of Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. London: printed for F. Newbery, 1779.

---.The Life of Pamela. London: printed for C. Whitefield, 1741.

---.Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. First edition. London, 1741.

---.Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded. London: printed for S. Richardson, 1742.

---.Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. London: printed for Harrison and Co., 1785.

---.Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded. New York: Viking, 1985.
This edition of Pamela includes a useful introduction by noted Richardson scholar Margaret Anne Doody

  Rivero, Albert J., ed. New Essays on Samuel Richardson. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Another recent collection of Richardson scholarship, Rivero's text bring together thirteen essays dealing with Richardson's life and his work, with a focus on biographical criticism.

Rorschach, Kimberley. Eighteenth-Century French Book Illustration: Drawings by Fragonard and Gravelot from the Rosenbach Museum and Library. Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum and Library, 1985.
Rorschach provides information on Gravelot's work as an illustrator and on the techniques and artistry of French illustration.

Roulston, Christine. Virtue, Gender, and The Authentic Self in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Richardson, Rousseau, and Laclos. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1998.
Roulston examines the connections between female virtue and new eighteenth-century conceptions of authenticity in sentimental fiction of that period.

Sabor, Peter. "Illustration of Robinson Crusoe, 1719-1920." Eighteenth-Century Fiction. 9:122-124. October 1996.
Sabor's review of David Blewett's book provides a useful guide for doing work on eighteenth-century illustrated novels.

  Sale, William Merritt. Samuel Richardson: Master Printer. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1950.
Sale writes about Richardson from the perspective of his work as a printer, not primarily as a novelist.

  Salomons, Vera. Gravelot. London: J. and E. Bumpus, Ltd., 1911.
Salomon's look at Gravelot's work includes an extensive bibliography.

  Tassie, Gwilliam. Samuel Richardson's Fictions of Gender. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1993.
Tassie is interested in exploring how Richardson navigates between two conflicting ideologies of gender in his portrayals of femininity and masculinity

  Vaid, Sudesh. The Divided Mind: Studies in Defoe and Richardson. New Delhi: Associated Publishing House, 1979.
Indian feminist Vaid discusses the function of female characters in the novels of Defoe and Richardson.

  Van Dyk, Stephen H. Rare Books. London: Scala Publishers in association with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.
Based on the rare book collection of New York's National Design Museum, Van Dyk examines the different functions of design books and other illustrated volumes

  Watt, Ian P. The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Berkeley: U of California P, 1985.
Watt looks at the interplay of social conditions, ideologies, and literary practices to account for the eighteenth-century establishment of the novel as a dominant literary form

  Weisser, Susan Ostrov. A Craving Vacancy: Women and Sexual Love in the British Novel, 1740-1880. NY: New York UP,1997.
Focused mainly on Victorian England, Weisser looks at changing ideas of romantic and sexual love between women in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries