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Specimen Book of Wood Type from the Collection of the Silver Buckle Press

Printed to commemorate the Silver Buckle Press's 25th year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The book displays over eighty catalogued wood type fonts, ranging in size from three to forty picas, with decorative wood ornaments interspersed throughout. An introduction by Rob Roy Kelly relates his experiences of collecting and researching wood type for his book American Wood Type, 1828-1900. Also included is a foreword by Stephen O. Saxe on type specimen books and their uses.

Letterpress printed on Mohawk Superfine from the original wood type with text set in Joanna. Cloth case binding, printed with decorative wood ornaments in black on green. 1999. 7 x 10 inches. 72 pages. Edition size: 200. Signed by Rob Roy Kelly, Stephen O. Saxe, and the designer Rachel Davis. $75.00 each.

 
SBP Wood Type Book Prospectus
 
SBP Wood Type Book Cover
 
SBP Wood Type Book Title Page
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SBP Wood Type Book Page 15: Roman
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 17: Dog Bite
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 19: Antique
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SBP Wood Type Book Page 21: Tender Buttons
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 27: Clarendon
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 31: Monkey Barrel Ale
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SBP Wood Type Book Page 41: Gothic
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 45: Oyster Room
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 49: Tuscan
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SBP Wood Type Book Page 50: A Hole Is Red Is Not Is
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 59: Script
 
SBP Wood Type Book Page 61: Baking Corner Almond Extract
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