The following is a bibliography of selected works on the history of Arabic print. This list is by no means exhaustive, but is, rather, meant to direct the reader to source material on the development, usage, and reception of early printed Arabic books.

General Information on Arabic Printing

David H. Partington, "Printers and Printing, Arabic Printing," Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Vol. 24: Arabic Printing to Public Policy: Copyright, and Information Technology. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1978, pp. 54-75.

Arabic Printing in Europe

Josée Balagna. L'imprimerie arabe en Occident: XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Paris: Editions Maisonneuve & Larose, 1984.

Ernst Braches. "Raphelengius' Naschi and Maghribi: Some Reflection on the Origins of Arabic Typography in the Low Countries," Quaerendo Vol. 5, Issue 3. pp. 235-245.

John A. Lane, et al. The Arabic Type Specimen of Franciscus Raphelengius's Plantinian Printing Office (1595): a Facsimile with an Introduction by John A. Lane and a Catalogue by R. Breugelmans & Jan Just Witkam of a Raphelengius Exhibition At the University Library Leiden. Leiden: University Library Leiden, 1997.

Jan Loop, Alastair Hamilton, and Charles Burnett. The Teaching and Learning of Arabic In Early Modern Europe. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Jan Loop. Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic studies in the seventeenth century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Maktabat al-Malik ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-ʻĀmmah. The Arabic books printed in Europe/ الكتب العربية المطبوعة في أوربا (al-Kutub al-ʻArabīyah al-maṭbūʻah fī Ūrubbā). Riyadh: King Abdulaziz Public Library, 2004.

Arabic Printing in the Middle East

Ami Ayalon. The Arabic Print Revolution: Cultural Production and Mass Readership. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

The Beginnings of Printing In the Near and Middle East: Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Lehrstuhl für Türkische Sprache, Geschichte und Kultur, Universität Bamberg; Staatsbibliothek Bamberg; [Ausstellung und Katalog: Klaus Kreiser], ed. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz in Kommission, 2001.

Geoffrey Roper. Historical Aspects of Printing and Publishing In Languages of the Middle East: Papers From the Symposium At the University of Leipzig, September 2008. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Princeton Sources on the Müteferrika press items in our collections (Ottoman Turkish utilizes Arabic script):