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I need to choose a body font (serif) for a book that will be printed on letterpress. My experience has been with offset and digital printing only. The book will be printed using plates made from an InDesign file rather than being typeset in metal.
Most new fonts were designed for offset printing and/or digital screens, and many revivals of classic faces have been updated in ways that may not work quite so well in metal. So I will be grateful if people can suggest good text faces that they have used successfully on letterpress.
The book is a reprint of a memoir from the early 20th century, printed in Bodoni or something similar. I'd like to reflect the original if possible, but am open to various suggestions.
Edit: I meant to post this in Typeface Design but accidentally put it in Font Technology, and I don't see a way to change this.