Joseph Cundall - A Brief History of Wood-Engraving from Its Invention (1895)
Open Library direct link
Open Library main page
I can't help but like titles that tell you exactly what you're getting. Cundall, a Victorian publisher and photographer, takes the story from early saints' lives up to the 19th century, using plenty of illustrations. There's even a couple of pages on the infamous Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (currently available in a nice edition from Thames & Hudson).