AMERICAN WOOD TYPE / AMERICAN WOOD TYPES 1828-1900. VOLUME ONE. COLLECTED, CATALOGUED AND PRINTED BY ROB ROY KELLY. Rob Roy Kelly.
AMERICAN WOOD TYPE / AMERICAN WOOD TYPES 1828-1900. VOLUME ONE. COLLECTED, CATALOGUED AND PRINTED BY ROB ROY KELLY.

AMERICAN WOOD TYPE / AMERICAN WOOD TYPES 1828-1900. VOLUME ONE. COLLECTED, CATALOGUED AND PRINTED BY ROB ROY KELLY.

Kansas City, Missouri: Rob Roy Kelly, 1964. Text by Rob Roy Kelly and editing by Georgia O'Connor. Part of the text was previously published in Design Quarterly 56, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Oversized: approx 58 cm x 44.5 cm. Consists of one (detached) leaf of orange paper (imprinted with large pointing hands and an arrow), seven leaves of buff paper, including a blank leaf, and three leaves of heavy white paper printed recto only with wood type alphabets, these sheets bearing the numbers 56, 29 and 46. The buff pages consist of an introduction, which refers to a limited signed edition of 45 copies that contained many more plates, plus six pages of alphabets and an illustration of 19th century printing presses. The only copy I was able to locate is at the University of Kentucky at Lexington, whose catalogue listing considers this "an overage of the introductory matter which accompanied the portfolio of this title". Their copy has plates numbered 38,30 and 33. With the exception of the detached orange leaf, about fine in a black plastic comb binding that is missing a link at the center. Oversized: extra postage and insurance will be required. Item #6224

Price: $1,200.00

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