Specimen Sunday

In case you haven’t heard, Rob Roy Kelly’s authoritative history of wood type, American Wood Type: 1828-1900: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Type, is being reissued. Read Nick Sherman’s thorough accounting of the project on his site, Woodtyper, then visit Liber Apertus Press to order your own copy.

The next page from Wm. H. Page’s, New Process Wood Type, 1890

sequential pg. 12 (high-res scan here)