American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published]. Rob Roy Kelly.
American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published].
American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published].
American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published].
American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published].

American Wood Type 1828-1900. Volume I [all published]. Collected, Catalogued and Printed by Rob Roy Kelly.

Kelly, Kansas City, Missouri, 1964. 17 1/2 x 22 1/2. 97 broadside specimens printed from the original wood types. With a 12-page book printed in three columns on tan paper, in comb binding of printed orange wraps. All laid into a cloth solander box. Mild fading and a bit of wear to box. Contents fine. Item #16378

An extraordinary visual history of American wood types, with a huge range of examples. In his text, Kelly describes each specimen, giving as much information as possible about the each type--its name, type of cut, manufacturer, first showing, source of design, missing components. Beautifully printed (no easy task with wood type) by Kelly on a hand press, mostly in black with a bit of red, and some decorative pieces. No. 4 of 45 signed copies. There are only two auction records for this in the last 45 years. A rare specimen, with almost all copies (at least 32 copies) held in institutions.

Price: $2,800.00

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