American Wood Type: 1828-1900 was written by Rob Roy Kelly and published in 1969 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 invention of machinery for mass-producing wood letters. The 19th century heydey of wood type is covered in great detail …”
The book is one of the most highly recommened books on the subject.
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