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American wood type, 1828-1900

Rob Roy Kelly

American wood type, 1828-1900

notes on the evolution of decorated and large typesand comments on related trades of the period.

by Rob Roy Kelly

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Type and type-founding -- United States -- History.,
  • Printing -- United States -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p. 337-342.

    Other titlesWood type, 1828-1900.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ250.A2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination350p. :
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15992061M

    Rob Roy Kelly is the author of American Wood Type ( avg rating, 15 ratings, 3 reviews, published ), American Wood Type, ( avg ratin /5. American Wood Types –, Volume One was produced as a limited edition of 45 folios. Herman Cohen of the Chiswick Book Shop in New York City had agreed to sell and distribute 35 of the 45 copies of the folio.

    search for books and compare prices. Words in title. Author. ISBN. Search. Advanced search. American Wood Type: - Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types. By Rob Roy Kelly and David Shields. Price. Store. Arrives. Preparing. Shipping. The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may. The style is called "Tuscan" and it originates from wood type in the later half of the 's. I went through Rob Roy Kelly's book "American Wood Type: - " but can only find them referenced as "ornaments".

      The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Mary Helen, said. Mr. Kelly's analytical history of antique and forgotten typefaces, ''American Wood Type, Notes on the. American Wood Type, – Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., ———. American Wood Types, –, Volume One. Kansas City: Published by author, ———. “A Commentary on American Wood Type.” Introduction to Adobe.


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American wood type, 1828-1900 by Rob Roy Kelly Download PDF EPUB FB2

American Wood Type, Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period (A Da Capo paperback)Cited by: 1. The first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States is now reissued in paperback.

This book tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters.5/5(8). out of 5 stars American Wood Type, Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Logo Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Pe.

Reviewed in the United States on October 8, Verified Purchase. A must have book for the typography that loves the history of wood type. Rob Roy Kelly did excellent research in compiling this 5/5(7). The first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States is now reissued in paperback.

This book tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters/5.

American Wood Type, book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. The first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States is now reissued in paperback. This book tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters.

The Paperback of the American Wood Type: by Rob Roy Kelly at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more!Brand: Liber Apertus Press.

In the Introduction to American Wood Type:Kelly wrote that ‘my intention is to present a number of pertinent facts concerning their origins, the men who produced them, and the use of them in their own time.’ Twenty years later it was out-of-print.

The first and most authoritative history of wood type in the United States is now reissued in paperback. This book tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters/5(15).

American Wood Type: was written by Rob Roy Kelly and published in by Van Nostrand, Reinhold Company. Information on the fly-leaf reads as follows: This book “tells the complete story of wood type, beginning with the history of wood type as a printing material, the development of decorated letters and large letters, and the.

American Wood Type, – Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types Add to My Reading List. Buy American Wood Type - Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types Annotated edition by Kelly, Rob Roy, Shields, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(15). marks the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Rob Roy Kelly’s pioneering text American Wood Type –, Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period.

The book was officially published on 13 October On page 62 of American Wood Type –{ 1 } Rob Roy Kelly makes a passing reference to the existence of several wood type manufacturers using the name American Wood Type.

Kelly’s text only detailed the one manufacturer working in the 19th century. Get this from a library. American wood type, notes on the evolution of decorated and large types and comments on related trades of the period.

[Rob Roy Kelly]. American wood type, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. [] (OCoLC) Online version: Kelly, Rob Roy, American wood type, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.

[] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Rob Roy Kelly. Thirty-three years after its most recent printing, Rob Roy Kelly‘s seminal book on wood type, American Wood Type: –, will finally be offered in newly printed 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. Inhe published American Wood Type,which was one of the first books to explore wood type in vernacular printing. While rare, Kelly allowed students to use and design with the type to learn design history.

InKelly sold the. Alphabets of Wood. A Review by David Wolske. In his foreword to the Liber Apertus Press reissue of Rob Roy Kelly’s American Wood Type –, David Shields wrote. Forty years on, Kelly’s seminal work remains a giant on whose shoulders we stand.

In American Wood Type –, Kelly indicated that this stamp was used untilbut an examination of the company’s specimen catalog revealed that their type was stamped with just “Wm H Page & Co.” starting in There is no indication that Kelly was aware of the existence of the catalog.

American Wood Type, – Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period.

New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., p ↩︎ The only know copy of this specimen catalog is held in the collection of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. ↩︎ Gray, Nicolete.Books on Type. American Metal typefaces of the Twentieth Century by Mac McGrew. American Wood Type: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types by Rob Roy Kelly.

Printing Types, Their History, Forms, and Use: a Study in Survivals by D.B. Updike. Just My Type by Simon Garfield. A Secret History of Letters by Simon Loxley.Given to me by the very kind Chris Zelinsky. She pulled these mechanicals out of Rob Roy Kelly's trash.

It isn't a complete collection of all the fonts shown in the back of American Wood Type:but it is a good sampling. Note that the Corinthian No. 2 isn't shown in this full setting in the book, just A through D on page Views: K.