SPECIMEN BOOK OF WOOD TYPE. Silver Buckle Press.
SPECIMEN BOOK OF WOOD TYPE.
SPECIMEN BOOK OF WOOD TYPE.

SPECIMEN BOOK OF WOOD TYPE. Introduction by by Rob Roy Kelly. Foreword by Stephen O. Saxe.

(Madison, 1999). 7 x 10. 61, (2) pages. Cloth, paper labels, and endpapers printed from wood type and ornaments. Rear pocket holds a folded broadside printed in three colors of wood type and ornaments. Fine. Item #17235

One of 200 copies printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine paper. Signed by Kelly, Saxe, and Rachel Davis the printer. Each type is identified by name and by size (but not by maker), and set in text from Gertrude'Stein's Tender Buttons. A complete alphabet is shown for each style of type: Roman, Antique, Clarendon, Gothic, Tuscan, Script. There is an index of the types. Wood ornaments throughout are printed in green. The Silver Buckle wood type, originally from the collection of Robert Shaftoe, includes 80 fonts, from 3 to 40 picas; the oldest (by Page) is from the 1850's.

Price: $150.00

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