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Books on Wood Type

Books on Wood Type, as listed by the Design Division of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin:

  • 1963 / American Wood Type. Design Quarterly, No 56. Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center.
  • 1964 / American Wood Types, 1828-1900, Volume One. Limited edition folio.
  • 1965 / Wood Letters in the 20th Century. Matrix 7. Rochester, NY: Office of Educational Research, Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • 1969 / American Wood Type, 1828-1900: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period. 1st ed. New York: Van Nostrand.
  • 1977 / American Wood Type, 1828-1900: Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types and Comments on Related Trades of the Period. 1st Paperback Printing New York: Da Capo Press.
  • 1977 / Wood Type Alphabets: 100 Fonts. New York: Dover Publications. Edited by Rob Roy Kelly.
  • 1990 / Adobe Wood Type, Vol 1. Moutain View, California: Adobe Systems. Introduction by Rob Roy Kelly.
  • 1999 / Specimen Book of Wood Type. Madison: Silver Buckle Press.
A sublist of specimen books held by Columbia University (CU), the Newberry Library in Chicago (NL), the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Hamilton Wood Type&Printing Museum (HAM) is quite impressive. Here we go:
  • 1828 / CU    Darius Wells: Darius Wells, Letter Cutter.
  • 1838 / CU    George Nesbitt (Edwin Allen): First Premium Wood Types Cut by Machinery.
  • 1838 / NYPL    J.M. Debow (William Leavenworth): Leavenworth's Patent Wood Type.
  • 1840 / CU    Wells&Webb Specimens of Plain and Ornamental Wood Type.
  • 1841 / CU    George Nesbitt (Edwin Allen): Nesbitt's Fourth Specimen of Machinery Cut Wood Type.
  • 1846 / CU    L. Johnson (Wells&Webb): Specimens of Wood-Letter.
  • 1849 / CU    Wells&Webb: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1853 / CU    Bill, Stark&Co.: Specimens of Machinery Cut Wood Type.
  • 1854 / CU    W.&H. Hagar (Wells&Webb): Specimens of Printing Types.
  • 1854 / CU / NL    Wells&Webb: Specimens of Wood Type. (NL copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1858 / NL    D. Knox&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1859 / CU / NL    William H. Page&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1859 / NL    J.G. Cooley&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type. (NL copy also contains parts of two smaller undated specimens: J.G. Cooley&Co. Cooley's Wood Type and Vanderburgh, Wells&Co.)
  • 1860 / NL    William H. Page&Co.: Supplementary Specimens of Wood Type Rules&Borders, Etc..
  • 1865 / CU    William H. Page&Co.: Price List for Wood Type, Borders, Reglet, Etc.. (Affixed to 1859 Page specimen)
  • 1870 / NYPL    William H. Page&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1870 / CU    William H. Page&Co.: German Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1872 / CU / NL / NYPL    William H. Page&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1872 / NL    Marder, Luce (Page): Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1872 / CU    Dauchy&Co. (Page): Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1873 / CU    William H. Page&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1874 / CU / NL    William H. Page&Co. Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type, Borders, Etc.. (CU copy is gift from Rob Roy Kelly)
  • 1876 / CU    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Wood Type. (CU copy is gift from Rob Roy Kelly)
  • 1876 / CU / NL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Poster Specimens. (NL copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1877 / CU    Vanderburgh Wells&Co. Specimens of Wood Type, Borders, Rules, Etc..
  • 1878 / CU / NYPL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Wood Type. (CU copy is gift from Rob Roy Kelly, NYPL copy contains one additional page showing Aetna Extra Condensed and Egyptian)
  • 1879 / NL    Vanderburgh Wells&Co. Specimens of Wood Type, Borders, Rules, Etc..
  • 1879 / CU    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Page's Wood Type Album, Vol 1, No 1. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1879 / CU    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Page's Wood Type Album, Vol 1, No 2. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1879 / NL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Page's Wood Type Album, Vol 1, No 3.
  • 1880 / NYPL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1881 / CU    Hamilton&Katz: Specimens of Holly Wood Type.
  • 1881 / CU    Morgans&Wilcox Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Type, Printing Materials, Presses, Paper Cutters, Etc..
  • 1882 / CU    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Wood Type&Borders. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1883 / NL    American Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1883 / CU    Shniedewend&Lee: Specimens of Page's Wood Type&Borders. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1884 / NL [microfilm]    Hamilton&Katz: Specimens of Holly Wood Type.
  • 1884 / CU / NL    Morgans&Wilcox Mfg. Co.: Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type. (NL copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1886 / NL [microfilm]    Hamilton&Baker: Specimens of Holly Wood Type .
  • 1887 / NL    National Printers' Materials Co.: Specimens of Enameled Wood Type.
  • 1887 / NL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Page's Wood Type.
  • 1887 / CU    Hamilton&Baker: Specimens of Holly Wood Type. (CU copy is gift from Rob Roy Kelly)
  • 1888 / CU    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Specimens of Machine Cut Wood Type. (A facsimile was produced by David W. Peat in 2002)
  • 1888 / CU    Hamilton&Baker: Specimens of Wood Type&Borders. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1889 / CU    The Hamilton Manufacturing Co.: Specimens of Wood Type&Borders. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1889 / CU    The Hamilton Manufacturing Co.: Specimens of Wood Type&Borders. (CU copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1889 / CU    The Hamilton Manufacturing Co.: Calendar Sets.
  • 1889 / NL    Vanderburgh Wells&Co.: Specimens of Wood Type, Borders, Rules, Etc..
  • 1890 / CU    Morgans&Wilcox Mfg. Co.: Condensed Specimen Book of Wood Type.
  • 1890 / CU / NL    William H. Page Wood Type Co.: Page's New Process Wood Type. (Reprinted by American Life Foundation in 1983)
  • 1890 / CU    Vanderburgh Wells&Co.: New Styles Wood Letter. (3-color Broadside)
  • 1890 / CU    Heber Wells: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1891 / NL    Heber Wells: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1892 / CU    Heber Wells: Specimen Book of Wood Letter.
  • 1892 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: New Process Wood Type Manufactured by Page.
  • 1892 / CU / NYPL    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Wood Type&Borders (Oversized). (Front matter indicates that there was an 1891 catalog)
  • 1893 / NL    Nelson&Chessman&Co. (Hamilton): New Process Wood Type. (NL copy is gift from Hamilton Mfg. Co.)
  • 1893 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Pointers (Broadside).
  • 1894 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Perpetual Calendar Sets (Broadside).
  • 1895 / CU    Heber Wells Specimens of Wood Type. (Front matter indicates there was an 1893 catalog)
  • 1895 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: DeVinne Series Specimens.
  • 1899 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Type (No 14).
  • 1900 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co. Specimens of Wood Type (No 15).
  • 1904 / NL    Tubbs&Co.: Tubbs Wood Type.
  • 1906 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Type, With Ornaments, Fewer Issues, Dashes, Silhouettes, Catchwords, Corners, Fractions, Calendars&Borders (No 16).
  • 1908 / CU / NL    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Type (No 17).
  • 1918 / CU / NL    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Wood Type&Borders. (Hamilton re-used existing Tubbs Mfg. Co. specimen book)
  • 1927 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Unit Gothic&Hamilton's Series of Roman Borders (2 Broadsides).
  • 1927 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Cheltenham Faces.
  • 1927 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Specimens of Wood Type.
  • 1928 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: New Gothic Faces&Wood Type.
  • 1929 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Poster Cheltenham.
  • 1930 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Large Wood Type.
  • 1932 / CU    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Display Gothics.
  • 1938 / CU / NL    The Hamilton Mfg. Co.: Wood Type Catalog No 38.
  • 1957 / NL    American Wood Type Mfg. Co.: Interim Catalog 1957.
  • 1958 / NL    American Wood Type Mfg. Co.: Catalog 1958-1959.
  • 1961 / NL    American Wood Type Mfg. Co.: Catalog 1961-1962.

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file name: 1969 American Wood Type 1828 1900 Notesonthe Evolutionof Decoratedand Large Typesand Commentson Related Tradesofthe Period.1sted. New York Van Nostrand


file name: 1963 American Wood Type. Design Quarterly No56. Minneapolis Walker Arts Center







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