Here’s a fun article from CreativePro about the process. Many people do not realize that a lot of the “free type” and a good deal of the professionally designed type is made from or started with digitized characters from printed works using old letterpress fonts outside of the copyright period (normally pre-1940, at this point, in most cases).
Doves Press type is one of those
The link to the typespec.co.uk site gives more info on the discovery. As there is only a single style: regular (and quite expensive) at this point, it’s unlikely this will see a lot of use. It’s a good-looking slab-serif which appears quite up-to-date to our eyes now.