“American Wood Type: 1828–1900″ is being reissued

Great news for one of the most influential books on wood type in America. Original copies of the book are currently going for around $750.00. The nice thing about this reissue is that it is being printed as an exact copy of the original, including all typos and historical inaccuracies. Can’t wait to get my copy.

Thirty-three years after its most recent printing, Rob Roy Kelly’s seminal book on wood type, American Wood Type: 1828–1900, will finally be offered in newly printed form. The 350-page tome is being republished in paperback form by Matt Kelsey at the Liber Apertus Press in Saratoga, California. Kelsey informs me that the book is being printed digitally, on-demand, from high-resolution scans of the original 1969 hardcover edition. It will be made available starting March 31 for a retail price of $29.95.

American Wood Type - Wood type for the new cover

American Wood Type - Original CoverAmerican Wood Type - Spread

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